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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: ...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

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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