XERESE should be applied 5 times a day for 5 days, directly on your cold sore.
You should start treatment as soon as you notice the first sign of a cold sore. Talk to your doctor if your cold sore is not better in 2 weeks.
|To get the most out of treatment, follow these simple steps:|
|Wash your hands.|
|Clean and dry the skin around your cold sore.|
|Spread a thin layer of XERESE on the affected area.|
|Try not to rub the cold sore, as this can spread it to other areas.|
|Wash your hands again.|
Don’t cover your cold sore with a bandage after applying XERESE, or use other skin products (makeup, sunscreen, lip balm) on or around your cold sore.
Always use XERESE as recommended by your doctor. If you have any side effects that bother you, stop treatment and talk to your doctor.
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.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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