Important safety information
- XERESE (acyclovir and hydrocortisone) cream 5%/1% is intended for cutaneous use only, on the lips and around the mouth. XERESE should not be used in the eye, inside the mouth or nose, or on the genitals.
- Systemic exposure to acyclovir and hydrocortisone following topical administration is minimal. However, caution should be exercised when XERESE is administered to women who are pregnant or nursing. The benefit of XERESE has not been adequately assessed in immunocompromised patients.
- XERESE has a potential for irritation and contact sensitization.
- In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions in the area of the application site included drying or flaking of the skin; burning or tingling following application; erythema; pigmentation changes; application site reaction including signs and symptoms of inflammation. Each event occurred in less than 1% of patients.
- Patients should be encouraged to seek medical advice when a cold sore fails to heal within 2 weeks.
XERESE® (acyclovir and hydrocortisone) cream 5%/1% is indicated for the early treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) to reduce the likelihood of ulcerative cold sores and to shorten the lesion healing time in patients 6 years of age and older.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Bausch Health LLC at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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