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How fast does acyclovir work?

How fast does acyclovir work?

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 since the tissues have already been damaged and this will not resolve simply because the virus has been controlled. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How does zovirax (acyclovir) work?

DNA transcription: Zovirax or acyclovir prevents the production of viruses by throwing a wrench into the viruses' machinery for duplication or rather its ability to make new DNA. ...Read more

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How does acyclovir work in the body?

How does acyclovir work in the body?

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 shingles and other viral-type conditions. ...Read more

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Who should not take Zovirax (acyclovir)?

Zovirax (acyclovir): "Zovirax is contraindicated for patients who develop hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/zovirax. Html ...Read more

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What's the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

What's the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

You can use: Pharmacy Checker. Com to get an idea of prices at different pharmacies. Https://www. Pharmacychecker. Com/generic/acyclovir-prices ...Read more

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My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

You need to ask him: Acyclovir is prescribed for conditions such as Chicken Pox, Shingles and Herpes Simplex Virus infection just to name a few. If you are concerned why your partner or ex-partner is having that medication you need to ask him. ...Read more

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What are acyclovir (zovirax) side effects?

Virtually none: When taken orally, Acyclovir is extremely well tolerated. Side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Can you transmit herpes if you are taking acyclovir everyday?

Can you transmit herpes if you are taking acyclovir everyday?

Reduces risk: Taking low dose suppressive antivirals significantly reduces the risk of transmission of herpes between outbreaks. ...Read more

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Might I take vicodin with acyclovir?

Might I take vicodin with acyclovir?

Generally, yes: If your kidney and liver are well. ...Read more

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Why did I get prescribe acyclovir for gout?

Don ' t know: Acyclovir is an antiviral medication. Are you certain the doctor told you it was for gout? ...Read more

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Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic?

Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic?

Depends: One is an antiviral medication and the other is an antibiotic. They work against viruses and bacteria respectively. Depending on the condition you are trying to treat, your doctor will prescribe a specific medication aimed at optimizing your battle against a virus or bacteria. ...Read more

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Iis it possible for acyclovir, to give me a uti, ?

No: There is no evidence to suggest that Acyclovir would cause a uti. ...Read more

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Can acyclovir stop your period from coming?

Can acyclovir stop your period from coming?

Usually not: ...But the stress on your body from what is being treated, either the infection or the emotional aspect (s) of it can impact on your ovulation/menstruation. If gone for >1 month (2 periods), then should see your gyn for check. ...Read more

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Is acyclovir cream enough to treat shingles?

Is acyclovir cream enough to treat shingles?

Shingles: Absolutely not. You need treatment that gets at the source: the nerves and the surrounding inflamed tissue. Pills. Aggressively. ...Read more

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Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect (s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine. ...Read more

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Could acyclovir work well preventing cold sores?

Acyclovir (Zovirax): Is an antiviral medication that can be used to decrease symptoms form oral or genital herpes simplex, shingles or chickenpox.
It can help to prevent cold sore outbreaks. ...Read more

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How effective is acyclovir (Zovirax) for treating Bell's palsy?

Likely useful: We believe cause is herpes simplex, so, an antiviral like Zovirax can likely reverse inflammatory reaction. But not fully clear how valuable this is, as about 92 % of Bell's palsy victims fully recover with or without acyclovir. ...Read more

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I take acyclovir and I want to continue having sex. What can I do?

I take acyclovir and I want to continue having sex. What can I do?

Continue having sex: There is nothing about Acyclovir that prevents you from having sex. If you're taking it for genital herpes suppression, I think you're morally obligated to inform your partner of the herpes, but the Acyclovir itself is not an impediment to sex and, indeed, may help suppress the contagiousness of the disease. ...Read more

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Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic during an outbreak?

Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic during an outbreak?

Outbreak of what?: If you are having recurrent episodes of genital herpes, oral valacyclovir can be helpful in ameliorating or shortening duration of the episode. Some doctors will provide prophylactic Acyclovir to lengthen the times periods between outbreaks. There is seldom, if ever, a need for antibiotics in association with herpetic outbreaks, and in fact they are contraindicated. ...Read more

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Which is a more effective antibiotic: neosporin or zovirax (acyclovir)?

Depends: You can't compare them. Zovirax (acyclovir) is an antiviral agent used to treat herpes or shingles. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between acyclovir cream and zostrix (capsaicin)?

Infection v. pain: Acyclovir cream is a cream containing an anti-herpes drug. It's sometimes used to treat cold sores, though it's less effective than oral anti-herpes drugs. Zostrix (capsaicin) (capsacin) is a cream made from the active ingredient of chili peppers. It can be used to treat localized pain caused by herpes zoster (shingles). It works by killing nerve endings so that you stop feeling the pain. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking clomiphene 50 mg. Will acyclovir affect the use of clomiphene?

I'm currently taking clomiphene 50 mg. Will acyclovir affect the use of clomiphene?

No: No, there are no drug interactions with taking those two medications together. ...Read more

Acyclovir (Definition)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the ...Read more


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Zovirax (Definition)

Zovirax is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more