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1st dose Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores. Dizzy with funny vision. I do have MS ... Could it be my MS or the valtrex (valacyclovir). Should i stick to zovirax instead?

1st dose Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores. Dizzy with funny vision. I do have MS ... Could it be my MS or the valtrex (valacyclovir). Should i stick to zovirax instead?

VIRAL INFECTIONS: Viruses can promote worsening of ms, even a full blown relapse. Sounds like you recently had labor and delivery, and pregnancy is protective, but breastfeeding is not so protective, and you may indeed have an emerging relapse or progressive symptoms. The long and short here is the need to see a neurologist and restart a potent disease modifying drug. Do not worry about which viral drug is used. ...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


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Im 24wks preg, finished a zovirax (acyclovir) dose 3days ago, today the infection is back, a swollen tongue with white spots.Shall i start zovirax (acyclovir) again?How long?

Im 24wks preg, finished a zovirax (acyclovir) dose 3days ago, today the infection is back, a swollen tongue with white spots.Shall i start zovirax (acyclovir) again?How long?

Possibly Oral Thrush: Oral thrush (candidiasis), is a yeast infection that develops inside the mouth. The condition results in white patches that are often cottage cheese-like in consistency on the surfaces of the mouth and tongue. It is more likely to occur after the use of antibiotics, which may kill the "good" bacteria in the mouth. Eating plain yogurt with live and active cultures may help. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How does zovirax (acyclovir) work?

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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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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How long does it take for zovirax (acyclovir) to work? Help please

Slowly: Zovirax (acyclovir) will only speed up the healing of a cold sore by a day or two compared to how long it would have taken to heal without zovirax (acyclovir). Healing will take 4-5 days instead of 5-6 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take zovirax (acyclovir) to get out your system after you stop taking it?

How long does it take zovirax (acyclovir) to get out your system after you stop taking it?

12 1/2-15 hours: The half life (time for elimination of half the drug) of acyclovir/zovirax is 2 1/2-3 hours in adults with normal kidney function. A drug is fully eliminated after 5 half lives. Therefore for Acyclovir it will be completely eliminated 12 1/2-15 hours after taking the last dose. ...Read more

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Which is better: vectavir vs zovirax (acyclovir)?

Pills are best: Vectavir is a brand name for penciclovir, an anti-herpes cream. Zovirax is a brand name for acyclovir, an anti-herpes drug that is available as a pill or a cream. In general, pills are much more effective for herpes than creams. ...Read more

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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

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

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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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Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

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

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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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What are the side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) I should watch for?

What are the side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) I should watch for?

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

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How long does it take zovirax (acyclovir) to begin preventing shedding after you start taking it ?

How long does it take zovirax (acyclovir) to begin preventing shedding after you start taking it ?

Zovirax (acyclovir): The answer to this question is unknown. I wouldn't zovirax (acyclovir) to prevent shedding. Even studies on the newer meds don't establish that "shedding" can be prevented. ...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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What is the difference between zovirax (acyclovir) and abreva?

What is the difference between zovirax (acyclovir) and abreva?

One of them works!: To start, Zovirax (acyclovir) works and Abreva (docosanol) doesn't. Acyclovir is proved to be effective against HSV, when taken by mouth. Docosanol slightly inhibits the virus in the lab, but research shows no effect on improved symptoms or faster healing. Even acyclovir cream doesn't work well -- much more ffective by mouth -- but it's for sure better than docosanol. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking tab zovirax (acyclovir) for herpes?

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

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Zovirax (Definition)

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