Do not use this medicine on a child under 2 years of age unless your doctor tells you to.
This medicine does not contain an antibiotic. It is made only for use on the lips to treat cold sores or chapped lips. Do not use this medicine to treat minor cuts or scrapes.
This medicine will not kill the virus that causes cold sores (also known as herpes simplex). It will relieve the tingling, burning, and pain of a cold sore.
Until your cold sore heals completely, you can pass the herpes virus to someone else through skin-to-skin contact. Do not allow your lips to come into contact with the skin of another person while you have a cold sore.