New Cold Sore Treatment Now Sold as Xerclear in Sweden
The new over-the-counter cold sore treatment, Medivir (approved in the
US and most of Europe earlier this year) has now been approved for
sale in Sweden, under the name Xerclear. It will be available without
prescription in pharmacies sometime in early 2010.
Medivir or Xerclear is both anti-inflammatory and anti-viral and is
used topically as a cream over the affected cold sore area. It
contains both acyclovir and hydrocortisone. Studies have found that
with early treatment, some patients can completely avoid getting a
full-blown cold sore outbreak.