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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Denavir (Overview)

Denavir is a topical anti-viral agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What is denavir (penciclovir) used for?

What is denavir (penciclovir) used for?

Cold sores: Denavir (penciclovir) is a cream used to treat cold sores caused by herpes. It can help, but oral medications are more convenient and more effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Denavir (Overview)

Denavir is a topical anti-viral agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What is denavir (penciclovir) used for?

Cold sores: Denavir (penciclovir) is a cream used to treat cold sores caused by herpes. It can help, but oral medications are more convenient and more effective. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience w/ denavir (penciclovir)?

Anyone have experience w/ denavir (penciclovir)?

Good drug: This anti-herpes virus drug works in two ways: the active triphosphate is present at much higher concentrations in virally infected cells than in uninfected cells; and the drug targets viral dna polymerase to a much greater degree than human dna polymerases: this means it doesn't kill healthy cells. ...Read more

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Im using denavir (penciclovir) what else could I use?

Cold sores: Denavir (penciclovir) is a cream used to treat cold sores caused by herpes. It can help, but oral medications are more convenient and more effective. ...Read more

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Im using denavir (penciclovir) what else could I take?

Im using denavir (penciclovir) what else could I take?

Cold sores: Denavir (penciclovir) is a cream used to treat cold sores caused by herpes. It can help, but oral medications are more convenient and more effective. ...Read more

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Is abreva and denavir (penciclovir) the same?

Is abreva and denavir (penciclovir) the same?

Different: While they are both topical treatments for cold sores (herpes simplex), they are different medications. They both may shorten the duration of an active cold sore outbreak somewhat, but through different mechanisms. Abreva has an advantage in that it is available without a prescription. ...Read more

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Which is better abreva or denavir (penciclovir)?

Which is better abreva or denavir (penciclovir)?

HSV: Abreva is otc and am not at all impressed with its utility. Denavir (penciclovir) requires a prescription. Quite frankly the effect that any topical anti-herpes medication has on a relapse of HSV is minimal at best. ...Read more

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Dr. What better zovirax or denavir (penciclovir)?

Dr. What better zovirax or denavir (penciclovir)?

Oral medication best: the best way to treat herpes of the genital of lips is to take a pill. Options are Acyclovir, famcyclovir or valcyclovir. They work better than any creams ...Read more

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Can a person still be contageous after applying the herpes medication denavir (penciclovir)?

Can a person still be contageous after applying the herpes medication denavir (penciclovir)?

Yes: All medications take time to work -- and viral replication is not automatically stopped just because a medical is applied that moment. So -- they can still be infectious for some time after the medication is started (generally a few days). ...Read more

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My dentist gave me denavir (penciclovir) for canker sores and I have used as directed ut they are still there?

My dentist gave me denavir (penciclovir) for canker sores and I have used as directed ut they are still there?

Get Valcyclovir: canker sores are painful in the mouth and are usually caused by the herpes virus. Stress, chocolate etc.. Can cause these to become more prevalent and more painful. Valcyclovir is an antiviral drug that your doctor or dentist can prescribe for you that should help alleviate the pain within a day. However if it does not respond to it. It may not be viral and will respond to laser therapy ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Penciclovir (Definition)

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