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XERESE
Skin infections (topicals)
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Drug Name:

XERESE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Acyclovir 5% + hydrocortisone 1%; crm.

Company:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for XERESE:

Early treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores), to reduce likelihood of ulcerative cold sores and shorten lesion healing time in adults and adolescents (≥12yrs old).

Adult:

Start as soon as possible after the first signs/symptoms emerge (ie, during the prodrome or when lesions appear). Wash and dry area. Apply topically to affected area on lips or around the mouth 5 times daily for 5 days. Avoid unnecessary rubbing of affected area to avoid aggravating or transferring infection. Do not occlude. Wash hands before and after application; wait at least 30 minutes before bathing, showering, or swimming.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Immunocompromised. Reevaluate if symptoms persist more than 2 weeks. Avoid eyes, inside the mouth or nose, or on the genitals. Pregnancy (Cat. B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Do not apply other products (makeup, sunscreen, lip balm, etc) to area during treatment.

Pharmacological Class:

Antiviral + antiinflammatory.

Adverse Reactions:

Drying, flaking, burning/tingling sensation, erythema, pigmentation changes.

How Supplied:

Crm—2g, 5g

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