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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
Within 4-5 days: It should probably be within 4-5 days, maybe a little longer or shorter ...Read more
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?
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 more
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
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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No: 400mg a day is the standard maintenance dose. ...Read more
Should work: If it splits evenly, should be no problem. Only timed release pills should not be split. ...Read more
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