Doctor insights on:
Been on acyclovir 7 yrs for hsv2-6? - have reflex and if I stop acyclovir get sick - isit withdrawal
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
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
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. ...Read more
Seriously: Minor effects include changes in vision, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea/vomiting, increased sensitivity to sun. Allergic reactions, agitation, aggressive behavior, decreased consciousness, fever, hallucinations, urinary problems, seizures, fatigue, and other reactions have all been reported. ...Read more
If started: Within 72 hoursof the onset you should notice the difference withe 3-4 days but take the entire prescribed dose. ...Read more
No: No it cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is 200 mg 5x a day.
Acycolvir is safe and well tolerated. ...Read more
Acyclovir: At oral doses for herpes simplex, it is quite well tolerated but the higher oral doses for herpes zoster (shingles) can cause kidney problems if fluid intake is not keep up and this can occur with the intravenous form. High levels of the drug retained with kidney dysfunction can cause CNS problems. ...Read more
No: Acyclovir won't affect you negatively, but you should never take an anti-infective without the supervision of your healthcare professional who can evaluate whether the condition you have is or is not herpes. Acyclovir is a very effective anti-viral which will reduce the severity and frequency of herpes breakouts. ...Read more
How long does it take zovirax (acyclovir) to begin preventing shedding after you start taking it?
Does acyclovir side effects differ depending on dosage. I've been prescribed it before but on lower dosage and had no side effects.
Higher doses OK: Acyclovir (and valacyclovir, closely related) are among the safest of all drugs, with almost no toxicity or side effects. For occasional severe HSV and related infections (e.g. encephalitis, neonatal herpes) they are given is doses more than 10 times higher than the usual oral dose. If your doctor recommends a larger then of acyclovir than previously, you can safely follow that advice. ...Read more
Doc prescribed zovirax, (acyclovir) 45 capsules, 1 every 8 hours, no refil, l does she really think I have herpes while awaiting results or just being cautious?
Half life: Is 3 hours. Meaning that after three hours will will have 200mg remaining in you system, after a dose age of 400mg. So for subtherapeutic levels 1-2 half lives or 3-6 hours. To get out of you system completely 7-8 half lives or 21 to24 hours. ...Read more
You can use: Pharmacy Checker. Com to get an idea of prices at different pharmacies. Https://www. Pharmacychecker. Com/generic/acyclovir-prices ...Read more
Will not: This is useless.Get a more detailed answer ›