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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is acyclovir best used for?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Herpes infection: Acyclovir--similar to famvir, (famciclovir) valcyclovir etc...Is an antiviral medication only indicated for treatment/suppression of herpes viral illness--herpes, chicken pox etc..It is the first effective herpes-specific therapy and is now available in generic formulation. You should ask doc/nurse when given med--what is used for and for how long..Consult doc. Good luck.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
HSV: The drug is active against some herpes viruses with the best activity against herpes simplex. Some strains are resistance though.
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