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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
Taking acyclovir for chickenpox.Day 3, developed mild hives, not sure of the cause but i stop med for a day.I continue the med agn day 4. Is it ok?
Been on acyclovir 7 yrs for hsv2-6? - have reflex and if I stop acyclovir get sick - isit withdrawal
Varies: based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days. ...Read more
I started to take acyclovir about 5 days ago for shingles and i'm have pain and diareah for 2 days now in my stomach. Should i stop taking this?
Medication SEs...: It is unlikely that Acyclovir is causing your symptoms. I am curious if you are taking any other medications such as Aspirin or other pain medications. I am also curious as to where your shingles are and if they are in any way in a nerve tract close to the abdomen where your stomach is. ...Read more
How is viral meningitis treated? Does acyclovir tablets help? What can reduces the headache and stop vomiting?
Supportive care: Pain relievers can help w/headache while antiemetics can help w/vomiting. These can be prescribed by doc who diagnosed you w/viral meningitis. Acyclovir will only help if meningitis is due to herpes. Supportive is all that can be done for next several days until symptoms resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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