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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. vectavir. which is better?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Cream or oral?: Vectavir (penciclovir) is a cream for herpes. Zovirax (acyclovir) is available both as a cream and pills to be taken by mouth. Neither cream works very well; if herpes treatment is needed, pills are always best. In other words, Vectavir and Zovirax creams are both poor treatments, but Zovirax pills usually are very effective.

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Which is better: vectavir vs zovirax (acyclovir)?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Pills are best: Vectavir is a brand name for penciclovir, an anti-herpes cream. Zovirax is a brand name for acyclovir, an anti-herpes drug that is available as a pill or a cream. In general, pills are much more effective for herpes than creams.

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