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Wanting to donate plasma again can I with herpes virus an high colestoral I do take acyclovir for treatmenT?

Wanting to donate plasma again can I with herpes virus an high colestoral I do take acyclovir for treatmenT?

Plasma donation: Am not aware that a prior history of herpetic infection or hypercholesterolemia will disqualify you for donation. ...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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Had minor shingles rash on right stomach, now going away but nerve pain all over body, especially right arm. Related? Treatment? Acyclovir not working

Had minor shingles rash on right stomach, now going away but nerve pain all over body, especially right arm. Related? Treatment? Acyclovir not working

Diffuse Nerve Pain: Hello. Herpes Zoster doesn't typically work like that- causing diffuse nerve pain. It's typically very specific to one or two nerve distributions (dermatomes) on ONE side of the body. Acyclovir can cause diffuse muscle and bone pain. Topical lidocaine, oral gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc. Are options to treat the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Treatment for cebv? My dr. Moved back to france. Treatment 1g of zovirax (acyclovir) IV for 5 days. Lasted 3 ys 100%. Repeated 3 ys. Need find dr. To do drip!

Treatment for cebv? My dr. Moved back to france. Treatment 1g of zovirax (acyclovir) IV for 5 days. Lasted 3 ys 100%. Repeated 3 ys. Need find dr. To do drip!

Find ID doc: The onees that I can think of are infectious disease and sometimes rheumatologist. I would start at academic centers. Most of us out in the community are not doing due to cost and insurance issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the solution or treatment for recurrence of labialis sores (sometimes every month I get one to five at once) I use topical acyclovir for it?

What is the solution or treatment for recurrence of labialis sores (sometimes every month I get one to five at once) I use topical acyclovir for it?

Topical acyclovir: This formulation of acyclovir is next to worthless in shortening duration of lesions or preventing recurrence. It will reduce the risk of transmission of Herpes to others, but at the potential cost of creating resistance in your virus strain. Recommend you stop using this. You can use oral acyclovir salts. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Herpes (hsv 1) treatment doubts! (taking peroxide and acyclovir), are these helpful?

Acyclovir (Zovirax): Is an antiviral medication that can be used to decrease symptoms from oral or genital herpes simplex, shingles or chickenpox. Peroxide is not likely to help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing an allergic and severe reaction to acyclovir and Valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles treatment. How do I treat this at home?

I am experiencing an allergic and severe reaction to acyclovir and Valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles treatment. How do I treat this at home?

See a dermatologist: It makes no sense to use both Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Acyclovir at the same time. Allergic reaction to either of these is extremely unlikely. See a skin specialist immediatly. The correct diagnosis may be something else. ...Read more

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Is acyclovir cream as useful as docosanol cream for treatment of oral blisters?

Is acyclovir cream as useful as docosanol cream for treatment of oral blisters?

No: Acyclovir is for the treatment of Herpes virus, and it is the treatment of choice of fever blisters (which are a form of herpes, not to be confused with genital herpes) Docosanol, if it has been effective for your blisters, then they are not herpes. But the two drugs are not interchangeable... ...Read more

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Can acyclovir cause dizziness and daily headaches while using for treatment of shingles?

Can acyclovir cause dizziness and daily headaches while using for treatment of shingles?

Acyclovir Effects: 2% of patients develop headaches while taking acyclovir. Dizziness is a common reaction in those patients taking acyclovir. You may want to try Valtrex (valacyclovir) or famvir. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have hsv1&2 and gaved me acyclovir for five days but my treatment isn't up yet but I have another outbreak, how is that possible?

Troublesome herpes: Herpes is often triggered by stress - so I would try to find out 'what' is causing you so much stress and reduce it. Otherwise you will continue to have outbreaks. Acyclovir works but you have to take it FIVE TIMES a day - hopefully your doctor told you that. You have to drink alot of water with it too. You should get checked for other medical issues too that might make your body weak. Hope ur OK. ...Read more

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Can I nurse while applying Zovirax (acyclovir) ointment to my lip for treatment of a cold sore?

Can I nurse while applying Zovirax (acyclovir) ointment to my lip for treatment of a cold sore?

NO: Consult your Obstetrician but even a small amount of ZoVirax (acyclovir) will be absorbed into you blood. Your OB-GYN or Pediatrician can tell you if it is excreted in your milk, . In general would avoid any drugs except if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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I have these little bumps beside my mouth. They gave me treatment for genital herpes. How does that work? It's called zovirax (acyclovir)

Herpes: Herpes is a virus that can affect the genitals, anus, mouth or other mucosal areas. Acyclovir is an antiviral agent that shortens the time of infection. ...Read more

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Aside from acyclovir, what are other recomended cheap anti viral oral mdicine to cure herpes zoster?

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Go see your doctor: What's available depends upon where you live. Given that you're in philippines, you'll need to ask your doc since I'm only familiar w/those drugs available here in the states: acyclovir, Famciclovir & valacyclovir. Check out http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/0415/p2437.Html for more info. You want to start one of these within 72hrs of noticing rash. Post-herpetic neuralgia is complication of shingles. ...Read more

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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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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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Acyclovir for swollen gland?

Acyclovir for swollen gland?

May not be from: A viral etiology. Not all swollen glands are from a viral cause. See your primary care doctor for diagnosis. ...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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How fast does acyclovir work on cold sores?

How fast does acyclovir work on cold sores?

Depends...: ...On the time lag between breakout and start of treatment. After 3 days may not work at all. ...Read more

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Can famciclovir be substitute for acyclovir?

Yes: Both drugs have similar effects on herpes viruses. ...Read more

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Is famciclovir an alternative for acyclovir?

Yes: Same spectrum of activity, but different dose and dosing schedule. ...Read more

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Taking acyclovir and antibiotics, is this okay?

Taking acyclovir and antibiotics, is this okay?

Yes: Concomitant use of Acyclovir and certain antibiotics are ok. Check with a pharmacist for certainty. ...Read more

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What is valacyclovir? Is better then acyclovir?

"Prepackaged" drug: Valacyclovir is exactly the same as acyclovir, except there is an additional chemical structure stuck to it, that allows the drug to be easily absorbed in the digestive system. This additional structures is then cleaved off in the liver to acyclovir. In terms of achieving adequate levels of drug in the blood, it's just as good if not better than acyclovir. ...Read more

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