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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
On what?: Usually the effect is quite rapid, but this antiviral drug used against herpes simplex most commonly, will not have the lesions go away immediately si ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
31 years experience Infectious Disease
A variety of herpes: A variety of herpes viruses including hsv-1 (oral herpes or cold sores), hsv-2 (genital herpes) and varicella zoster ( chicken pox or shingles).
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Acyclovir: Acyclovir is used to treat herpes, chicken pox and shingles.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Antiviral medication: This is an anti-viral capsule commonly used for local or systemic herpes infections and also for shingles. It is also commonly used as a supportive ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes infection: Acyclovir--similar to famvir, (famciclovir) valcyclovir etc...Is an antiviral medication only indicated for treatment/suppression of herpes viral illn ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Zovirax (acyclovir): "The inhibitory activity of acyclovir is highly selective due to its affinity for the enzyme thymidine kinase (TK) encoded by HSV and VZV." See: htt ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It won't.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Anti viral: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent (does not work on bacteria). It works on the dna in the virus itself causing death. It is often used in treating shing ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Zovirax (acyclovir): "Zovirax is contraindicated for patients who develop hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/zovirax.html
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Antiviral: Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster) and genital herpes (herpes simplex). Also treats chickenpox. This medicine will not ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Half life : Is 3 hours. Meaning that after three hours will will have 200mg remaining in you system, after a dose age of 400mg. So for subtherapeutic levels 1-2 ... Read More
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