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my boyfriend has iga kidney disease, can he take acyclovir for genital herpes? if so what mg?

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Dr. Delia Weiss
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Kidney : Kidney disease is best monitored by a kidney specialist physician, a nephrologist, and medications and dosing are typically followed closely by the nephrologist. It is safest to report all medicines medicines to the nephrologist before starting or increasing any dose.
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
He needs a physician: Acyclovir can cause renal damage. As your boyfriend already has kidney disease, the dose of Acyclovir needs to be based on his renal function. Most importantly; does he really need it? Under any circumstances, this kind of problem can't be addressed here any further.

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