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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
7 doctors shared insights

Penciclovir (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
7 doctors shared insights

Penciclovir (Overview)

Penciclovir 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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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Denavir (Definition)

Denavir is a topical anti-viral agent which is a ...Read more