Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone - Drug Information

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General Information on Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone

Generic Name : Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone

Pronunciation : ay-SYE-kloe-vir- HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone

Latest prescription information about Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antivirals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone

International- Xerese.

Why is Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains antiviral and topical corticosteroid, prescribed for 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).  

When should Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

None.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone?

Topical- Apply 5 times per day for 5 days.

How should Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone be taken?

It comes as cream to apply topically, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of poor immunity, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Should not be used in children below 12 years of age.

What are the side effects of Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone?

Drying or flaking of the skin, Dry/cracked lips, burning/stinging, redness, pigmentation changes, application site inflammation and unusually warm skin.

What are the other precautions for Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone?

Avoid excess dosage.
Do not rub the cream into the cold sore. Rubbing may spread the virus to other areas around your mouth or make your cold sore worse.

What are the storage conditions of Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone?

Store at controlled room temperature 20-25C. Do not freeze.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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