Acyclovir and Hydrocortisone Information
Acyclovir and hydrocortisone (XereseTM) is a product used to treat cold sores. It comes in the form of a cream that is applied to the cold sore five times a day for five days.
This drug does not cure cold sores; however, it can shorten the time it takes for a cold sore to heal. It also reduces the likelihood that the cold sore will form an ulcer. This product works best if it is started at the earliest signs of a cold sore.
Before using acyclovir and hydrocortisone, it is important to review the drug's safety information carefully. For example, this skin cream may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as a weakened immune system. Dry skin, flaky skin, and redness are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
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