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Acyclovir medication

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Yes: Technically yes...Depends on the amount of viral shedding.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Antiviral: Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster) and genital herpes (herpes simplex). Also treats chickenpox. This medicine will not... Read More
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
For herpes: Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cu... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
No cure yet!: Once infected, the virus remains in the body for life. Recurrent infections (outbreaks) may occur from time to time, especially in times when the imm... Read More
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
A few days?: It can take a few days for it to calm down. There's no way to fully get rid of herpes all together. The medicines are only temporary. If you get freq... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Do not know: This is the first time I have heard this complaint. This drug does have neurotoxicity and there may be an increase in myelin basic proteins in spinal... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Acyclovir: This is a very good and effective medicine. There are three herpes mediations and they are all similar in effectiveness.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: The igg is your immune response and will remain positive and indicate old exposure. Acyclovir and other antivirals do not affect it, they treat flare ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Easier dosing regiment and there is a generic.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
No: 400mg a day is the standard maintenance dose.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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False negative: My assumption is that the test was a false negative. Once you have the herpes virus in your body, it never goes away. This can be both the herpes vi... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: No side effects, but waste of money. No benefit from more than 1 week unless you have impaired immunity from a serious condition. Zovirax (acyclovir) ... Read More

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