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How fast does acyclovir work?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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Who should not take Zovirax (acyclovir)?

Zovirax (acyclovir): "Zovirax is contraindicated for patients who develop hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/zovirax. Html ...Read more

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What's the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

What's the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

You can use: Pharmacy Checker. Com to get an idea of prices at different pharmacies. Https://www. Pharmacychecker. Com/generic/acyclovir-prices ...Read more

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My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

You need to ask him: Acyclovir is prescribed for conditions such as Chicken Pox, Shingles and Herpes Simplex Virus infection just to name a few. If you are concerned why your partner or ex-partner is having that medication you need to ask him. ...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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Can you transmit herpes if you are taking acyclovir everyday?

Can you transmit herpes if you are taking acyclovir everyday?

Reduces risk: Taking low dose suppressive antivirals significantly reduces the risk of transmission of herpes between outbreaks. ...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?

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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Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic?

Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic?

Depends: One is an antiviral medication and the other is an antibiotic. They work against viruses and bacteria respectively. Depending on the condition you are trying to treat, your doctor will prescribe a specific medication aimed at optimizing your battle against a virus or bacteria. ...Read more

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Iis it possible for acyclovir, to give me a uti, ?

No: There is no evidence to suggest that Acyclovir would cause a uti. ...Read more

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How quickly does acyclovir take effect on shingles?

How quickly does acyclovir take effect on shingles?

Shingles: Acyclovir is usually taken for 10 days for shingles. You should notice improvement in your symptoms within the first 5 days of starting treatment. ...Read more

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Acyclovir and famvir, (famciclovir) can I take both?

Acyclovir and famvir, (famciclovir) can I take both?

Pointless: They're almost the same medication, so there would be no point. Take one or the other. ...Read more

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Can someone on acyclovir take in alcoholic beverage?

Can someone on acyclovir take in alcoholic beverage?

Never a good mix: Acyclovir can cause dizziness. Alcohol frequently increases central nervous system adverse effects of other drugs. Alcohol can also interfere with how drugs are metabolized. The level of drug in the blood may increase which leads to more frequent side effects. This is especially a concern with driving or working on dangerous machinery. Another concern is missing doses of acyclovir. Best not! ...Read more

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Is it possible for acyclovir to help oral cold sores?

Confusing question: The "cold sore" that shows up on the outside near the lips can benefit from acyclovir, although other medicines are usually preferred. Oral sores inside the mouth are unrelated to the germ that Acyclovir works on and would not help. ...Read more

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Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) work better than acyclovir?

Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) work better than acyclovir?

No: It's not more effective, but it's more convenient because you don't have to take it as often. Now that they're both generic, I always use valacyclovir. ...Read more

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Could acyclovir reduce burning and other herpes symptoms?

Acyclovir (Zovirax): Is an antiviral medication that can be used to decrease symptoms from oral or genital herpes simplex, shingles or chickenpox. ...Read more

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Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic together?

Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic together?

Medications: Acyclovir is an anti-viral. Because of the nature by which it works, it would not affect bacteria. Antibiotics are taken for bacterial infections, and would not affect a virus. Therefore, they do not cause problems when taken together. But, each should be used according to specific indications. You need not take antibiotics just because you are taking acyclovir. ...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


Dr. Alan Jackson
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Avirax (Definition)

Avirax is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more