In a clinical study, 42% of patients who applied XERESE to their cold sore within an hour of the first signs or symptoms found it prevented them from progressing to the ulcerative stage (where cold sores burst and form painful sores) as compared to 26% who took a placebo.*
In the same clinical study, XERESE:
*Randomized study of 1,443 treated patients.
Talk to your healthcare provider if your cold sore is not better in 2 weeks.
XERESE® (acyclovir and hydrocortisone) cream 5%/1% is a prescription medicine used in patients ages 6 and older to lessen the healing time of cold sores (herpes labialis) and lessen the chance of a cold sore becoming worse (ulcerating). It should be used early, at the first sign of a cold sore.