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Dose Of Zovirax
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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