Vectatone

Medicine used to treat cold sore

Vectatone is a beige to light brown cream used to treat cold sores caused by a viral infection. When the virus is triggered it multiplies and a cold sore develops. By stopping the virus from reproducing Vectatone effectively controls the infection.

Herpes – a very common virus

Cold sores are caused by an infection with the herpes simplex virus. Herpes is a very common virus and a great majority of the adult population is seropositive to the virus. People who become infected with the virus will have it for the rest of their lives. Some experience regular outbreaks, others will only experience one outbreak and then the virus will stay dormant in their nerv cells.

How to use Vectatone

Vectatone works by stopping the virus to multiply. Starting the treatment as soon as possible after the early symptoms is the most efficient way to control the infection. The beige to light brown colour of the Vectatone cream is a good way to cover the cold sores during the whole outbreak. 

If you continue to use Vectatone cream during the outbreak your blisters will heal faster.
Wash your hands to avoid the skin from getting more infected. Put a small amount of Vectatone cream on your fingertip and apply on infected area. Repeat the treatment every other hour for four days.

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Vectatone is available in Sweden and Norway

Specifications

Beige to light brown cream, 1% penciclovir

Storage:
Tube should be kept in max 30°C. May not be refrigerated.

Precautions:
You should always talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using Vectatone. Do not use Vectatone if hypersensitive to penciclovir or any of the other ingredients. Vectatone should only be used on cold sores on the lip and around the mouth. Do not use for application inside the mouth or nose or on genital areas.

If you have a condition or are receiving treatment which weakens your immune system, always consult a doctor before using Vectatone. The same goes if you are pregnant, planning to have a baby or breast-feeding – talk to a doctor before applying Vectatone.

Vectatone contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions. It also contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.

Vectatone® (penciclovir) cream 1% (tinted beige), OTC, EF

ATC code: D06BB06

Therapeutic indications: Vectatone® cream is indicated for the treatment of cold sores (herpes labialis) caused by Herpes simplex, in adults and children from 12 years of age.

Precautions: You should always talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using Vectatone. Do not use Vectatone if hypersensitive to penciclovir or any of the other ingredients. Vectatone should only be used on cold sores on the lip and around the mouth. Do not use for application inside the mouth or nose or on genital areas.

If you have a condition or are receiving treatment which weakens your immune system, always consult a doctor before using Vectatone. The same goes if you are pregnant, planning to have a baby or breast-feeding – talk to a doctor before applying Vectatone.

Vectatone contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions. It also contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.

Dosing: Use the cream from debut of symptoms and every second hour for the following 4 days.

Storage: Store below 25°C. Should not be frozen.

Package information: tube, 2 g

For full information regarding prescription and SPC (2021-02-04) please see www.fass.se