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acyclovir mg dosage

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Higher doses OK: Acyclovir (and valacyclovir, closely related) are among the safest of all drugs, with almost no toxicity or side effects. For occasional severe HSV an ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
YEs: Common side effects from Acyclovir are abdominal pan, headache, lightheadedness, nausea and vomiting. As with most medications, the larger the dose t ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Medication dosing: Please speak to your prescribing physician in regards to exact dosing of Acyclovir or any other prescription medication.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
For Adults: For adults the dosage is 800 mg every 4 hours (5x per day ) by mouth, for 7-10 days.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: The medication does not work that quickly. Give it a few days.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
See doc: Acyclovir does not treat hpv. You best see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Actually best if both you and the bf can be seen at the sa ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Acyclovir: this is the recommended dose for shingle, another medication that could have been used is valcyclovir 1gram three times daily, people with shingle may ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Acyclovir dose: This depends on the stage of infection and the reason for treatment. For treatment of initial genital herpes, a common dose is 800 mg 3 times daily. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
It is most likely..: ..these bumps/swollen gums are residual effects of the original HSV infection. While acyclovir can lessen the symptoms of HSV, it typically will not c ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe, maybe not: Most people with ocular herpes (eye infection with HSV) do not need to take acyclovir or other anti-HSV drugs for life. But it might be necessary in s ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing is Immediate: There is no magic treatment. During outbreaks, Acyclovir is typically taken as 200 mg five times a day. Discuss your dosing with your doctor.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Hard to say: You are not clear when you say you did not recover from your first bout of shingles. Do you mean you still have pain?If you still have pain you want t ... Read More
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