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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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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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Can acyclovir stop your period from coming?

Can acyclovir stop your period from coming?

Usually not: Usually not but the stress on your body from what is being treated, either the infection or the emotional aspect(s) of it can impact on your ovulation/menstruation. If gone for >1 month (2 periods), then should see your gyn for check. ...Read more

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Been on acyclovir 7 yrs for hsv2-6? — have reflex and if I stop acyclovir get sick — isit withdrawal

Been on acyclovir 7 yrs for hsv2-6? — have reflex and if I stop acyclovir get sick — isit withdrawal

Not sure: Withdrawal symptoms from Acyclovir would be quite unusual. You don't mention how you get sick or what symptoms you have. Fill in the details and ask again. ...Read more

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If you take acyclovir, will it stop the chicken pox?

A help not a cure: If you take Acyclovir within the first couple of days of developing chickenpox, the Acyclovir can shorten the duration of the disease and the severity. The medicine does not cure the virus. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How is viral meningitis treated? Does acyclovir tablets help? What can reduces the headache and stop vomiting?

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 more

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How fast does acyclovir work?

On what?: Usually the effect is quite rapid, but this antiviral drug used against herpes simplex most commonly, will not have the lesions go away immediately since the tissues have already been damaged and this will not resolve simply because the virus has been controlled. ...Read more

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Acyclovir... What is this for.?

A variety of herpes: A variety of herpes viruses including hsv-1 (oral herpes or cold sores), hsv-2 (genital herpes) and varicella zoster (chicken pox or shingles). ...Read more

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What is acyclovir best used for?

HSV: The drug is active against some herpes viruses with the best activity against herpes simplex. Some strains are resistance though. ...Read more

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What is acyclovir 200 stada for?

What is acyclovir 200 stada for?

Antiviral medication: This is an anti-viral capsule commonly used for local or systemic herpes infections and also for shingles. It is also commonly used as a supportive medication in the immunosuppressed. ...Read more

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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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How does acyclovir work in the body?

How does acyclovir work in the body?

Anti viral: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent (does not work on bacteria). It works on the dna in the virus itself causing death. It is often used in treating shingles and other viral-type conditions. ...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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Please describe the medication: acyclovir?

For herpes: 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 symptoms of the infection. ...Read more

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How can it take acyclovir 400mg to get out of your system?

Half life : Is 3 hours. Meaning that after three hours will have 200mg remaining in you system, after a dose age of 400mg. So for subtherapeutic levels 1-2 half-lives or 3-6 hours. To get out of you system completely 7-8 half-lives or 21 to24 hours. ...Read more

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What's the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

You can use: Pharmacy Checker. Com to get an idea of prices at different pharmacies. https://www.pharmacychecker.com/generic/acyclovir-prices ...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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My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

You need to ask him: Acyclovir is prescribed for conditions such as Chicken Pox, Shingles and Herpes Simplex Virus infection just to name a few. If you are concerned why your partner or ex-partner is having that medication you need to ask him. ...Read more

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I get frequent outbreaks, but heard its not safe to take acyclovir daily. Is that true?

Herpes: I think that you may have heard wrong. It is very common for people having frequent recurrent herpes outbreaks to be placed on a daily dose of an anti-herpes medication to break the cycle of recurrence. ...Read more

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Is the acyclovir topical or oral? I've got the topical & so far 4 days & it doesn't seem to help. Is there a shot that can help me quicker? It hurts.

Acyclovir : Oral acyclovir may be an option and proven to be more effective. There's no shot available, acyclovir comes in Iv form as well. Treatment depends mostly on type of herpes infection being treated. ...Read more

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Is acyclovir safe for a 2-year-old?

It can be: Acyclovir given orally can be safe for a 2-year old who is otherwise well and has normal kidney function. The medication should be dosed based on the child's weight. It is important to drink lots of water while taking this medication. Be sure to let your doctor know if your child is taking any other medications to be sure there is no adverse interaction. ...Read more

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