Denavir Cream 1% (Penciclovir)

Also Known as Vectavir

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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Strength Pack Size Qty
1% Cream 2g
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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Denavir (penciclovir) cream is a medication used to treat cold sores, also known as herpes labialis. Denavir cold sore treatment works by preventing the function of an enzyme critical for viral replication. When herpes simplex virus (HSV) infects a cell, it causes the cells to manufacture specialized proteins that help the virus replicate, including HSV polymerase. Denavir cold sore treatment prevents the function of HSV polymerase and subsequent viral replication.

Cold sores (herpes labialis) are a type of blister caused by HSV, which often develop on the lips and can spread to the mouth and the surrounding skin. Cold sores typically resolve on their own, but Denavir cold sore treatment can speed up the healing process.


Denavir cold sore treatment should be applied to each affected cold sore every 2 hours while awake for 4 days.


The active ingredient in Denavir cold sore treatment is penciclovir.

Inactive ingredients include ceteth-20, cetostearyl alcohol, mineral oil, propylene glycol, petrolatum, and water.


Denavir cold sore treatment should only be applied to cold sores on the mouth or face. The cream should not be applied to mucous membranes like the inside of the mouth, ears, or eyes.

Side Effects

Adverse effects of Denavir cold sore treatment are rare, but may include:

  • Headache
  • Local edema
  • Oral/pharyngeal edema
  • Pain
  • Paresthesia
  • Parosmia
  • Pruritus
  • Skin discoloration
  • Urticaria

Buy Denavir cream online from a trusted seller like Canada Drugs Direct. Denavir can be purchased with a valid prescription from a physician. Skip the line at the pharmacy and buy Denavir cold sore treatment online.


  1. "Cold sores: Overview." Published July 12, 2018. Accessed November 25, 2019.
  2. DailyMed. "Denavir - penciclovir cream - Package Insert." Published 2013. Accessed November 25, 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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