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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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What's the best antiviral for HSV of these three: acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir? And why? How to know which type of HSV a person has? Help!

What's the best antiviral for HSV of these three: acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir? And why? How to know which type of HSV a person has? Help!

Timing: These are all effective treatments and prophylactic medications for hsv. They differ in the frequency in which you need to take them and how long and how much they cost. You can have cultures or blood testing to determine what type(s) of hsv you have. ...Read more

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My mother had herpes simplex encephalitis and 21 days zovirax (acyclovir) antiviral is given. PCR result came negative for herpes, fever is continuous coming ?

My mother had herpes simplex encephalitis and 21 days zovirax (acyclovir) antiviral is given. PCR result came negative for herpes, fever is continuous coming ?

PCR for Herpes?: A negative PCR for herpes would be unusual in a person who is suffering from Herpes Simplex encephalitis that was clinically evident by MRI scan and other measures. Did she get an EEG and if so what did it show? Needs to be worked up for the fever. Perhaps herpes Symplex encephalitis is not the correct diagnosis? Wanna talk 1-1?www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi. Key Code: PDXFNR. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline and zovirax-antuviral be taken together?

Can doxycycline and zovirax-antuviral be taken together?

Yes: Doxycycline is a great antibiotic but absorption can be altered with many things. Can be taken concurrently bit would not take simultaneously. Separate by an hour and no problems. ...Read more

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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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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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Antiviral (Definition)

An antiviral is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills viruses. The viruses are usually causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antivirals to help his body get ...Read more


Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more