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Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antivirals
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone

International- Xerese.
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Why is Acyclovir And Hydrocortisone Prescribed? (Indications)

Acyclovir and hydrocortisone contain acyclovir, an antiviral agent used to treat cold sores or fever blisters caused by the virus and a steroid, hydrocortisone helps to relieve the pain, itching and the burning sensation.  

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

None.

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 for 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.
Last Updated : Jul 2018



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