Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Xerese

Descriptions


Acyclovir and hydrocortisone topical combination is used to treat the symptoms of herpes simplex virus infection on the lips and around the mouth (cold sores). Although this medicine will not cure herpes simplex, it may help the sores to heal faster and relieve some of the pain and discomfort. Acyclovir is an antiviral agent (treats a virus) and hydrocortisone is a steroid (cortisone-like) medicine.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Cream