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Acyclovir / Hydrocortisone Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 5%-1%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Herpes Simplex Labialis

Apply topically 5 times per day for 5 days.

Comments:
-Therapy should be started as early as possible after onset of signs/symptoms (i.e., during prodromal phase or when lesions appear).

Approved indication: For the early treatment of recurrent herpes labialis to reduce the likelihood of ulcerative cold sores and to shorten the lesion healing time

Usual Pediatric Dose for Herpes Simplex Labialis

6 years or older: Apply topically 5 times per day for 5 days.

Comments:
-Therapy should be started as early as possible after onset of signs/symptoms (i.e., during prodromal phase or when lesions appear).

Approved indication: For the early treatment of recurrent herpes labialis to reduce the likelihood of ulcerative cold sores and to shorten the lesion healing time

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For each dose, apply a sufficient amount of drug to cover the affected area, including the outer margin.
-Avoid unnecessary rubbing of the affected area to prevent aggravating or transferring the infection.

Storage requirements:
-Store at controlled room temperature 20C to 25C (68F to 77F), excursions permitted to 15C to 30C (59F to 86F); do not freeze.

Patient advice:
-Wash hands before and after applying acyclovir-hydrocortisone topical.

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