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What is acyclovir best used for?

What is acyclovir best used for?

HSV: The drug is active against some herpes viruses with the best activity against herpes simplex. Some strains are resistance though. ...Read more

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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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Acyclovir...What is this for.?

Acyclovir...What is this for.?

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). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: acyclovir?

For herpes: 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 symptoms of the infection. ...Read more

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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

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I get frequent outbreaks, but heard its not safe to take acyclovir daily. Is that true?

Herpes: I think that you may have heard wrong. It is very common for people having frequent recurrent herpes outbreaks to be placed on a daily dose of an anti-herpes medication to break the cycle of recurrence. ...Read more

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What is acyclovir 200 stada for?

What is acyclovir 200 stada for?

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 medication in the immunosuppressed. ...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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