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Dr. Alan Jackson
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Avirax (Overview)

Avirax is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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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Dr. Alan Jackson
188 doctors shared insights

Avirax (Overview)

Avirax is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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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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 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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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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How can it take acyclovir 400mg to get out of your system?

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

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I have hsv2 all over my body and am taking acyclovir, how long does it take to go away and can it reoccur? If so what should I do?

I have hsv2 all over my body and am taking acyclovir, how long does it take to go away and can it reoccur? If so what should I do?

HSV: Very very unusual to have lesions all over your body if they are really due to hsv. Are you sure this is not varicella (chickenpox)? You might want to have a doctor examine this (dermatologist preferably), since this is a strange story. ...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