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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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Been on acyclovir 7 yrs for hsv2-6? - have reflex and if I stop acyclovir get sick - isit withdrawal

Been on acyclovir 7 yrs for hsv2-6? - have reflex and if I stop acyclovir get sick - isit withdrawal

Not sure: Withdrawal symptoms from Acyclovir would be quite unusual. You don't mention how you get sick or what symptoms you have. Fill in the details and ask again. ...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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Is acyclovir safe for a 2 year old?

It can be: Acyclovir given orally can be safe for a 2 year old who is otherwise well and has normal kidney function. The medication should be dosed based on the child's weight. It is important to drink lots of water while taking this medication. Be sure to let your doctor know if your child is taking any other medications to be sure there is no adverse interaction. ...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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Do I have to give my 8 year old acyclovir?

Depends: There are some reasons to give this med at the age of 8. Your question lacks enough data to form an opinion. ...Read more

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Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

Zovirax (acyclovir): Side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) can include: hallucinations, psychosis, encephalopathy, seizures, coma, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, angioedema, anaphylaxis, erythema multiforme, steven johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, tissue necrosis, hepatitis, renal failure, ttp, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, malaise, dizziness, arthralgia, confusion, photosensitivity, agitation and others. ...Read more

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