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Xerese (Acyclovir / Hydrocortisone) - Indications and Dosage

 
 



INDICATIONS AND USAGE

XERESE 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 adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older).

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Topically apply XERESE 5 times per day for 5 days. Therapy should be initiated as early as possible after the first signs and symptoms (i.e., during the prodrome or when lesions appear).

For each dose, topically apply a quantity of XERESE sufficient to cover the affected area, including the outer margin. Avoid unnecessary rubbing of the affected area to avoid aggravating or transferring the infection. For adolescents 12 years of age and older, the dosage is the same as in adults.

DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

Each gram of XERESE contains 5% (w/w) acyclovir and 1% (w/w) hydrocortisone in an aqueous cream base.

HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

XERESE is supplied in plastic-laminated aluminum tubes containing 2 gm or 5 gm of XERESE. Each gram of XERESE contains 5% (w/w) acyclovir and 1% (w/w) hydrocortisone in an aqueous cream base.

NDC 0037-0501-02:2 gm tubes

NDC 0037-0501-05:5 gm tubes

Store at controlled room temperature [20-25C (68-77F); excursions permitted to 15-30C (59-86F). Do not freeze.]

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