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Xerese Side Effects

Generic name: acyclovir / hydrocortisone topical

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 11, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about acyclovir / hydrocortisone topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Xerese.

Applies to acyclovir/hydrocortisone topical: topical application cream.

Serious side effects of Xerese

Along with its needed effects, acyclovir/hydrocortisone topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking acyclovir / hydrocortisone topical:


Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to acyclovir / hydrocortisone topical: topical cream.


The most frequently reported side effects were local skin reactions and included drying or flaking of the skin; burning or tingling; erythema; pigmentation changes; and application site reactions including signs/symptoms of inflammation.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Dry skin, flaking skin, burning, tingling, erythema, pigmentation changed, inflammation[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Contact allergy, sensitization[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Contact dermatitis[Ref]


1. (2010) "Product Information. Xerese (acyclovir-hydrocortisone topical)." Meda Pharmaceuticals

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.