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Valganciclovir (Overview)

Valgancyclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing(1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient. ...Read more

Valganciclovir (Overview)

Valgancyclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

Needs clarification: If your CMV antibody (IgG) test was (+), it indicates that you had a prior exposure to the virus but does not mean an active infection. In most renal transplant recipients, anti-viral medication is usually given to prevent CMV reactivation. If your blood PCR test was (+) for CMV, it indicates active presence of the virus in the blood and its tx requires ganciclovir(IV) or valganciclovir (oral). ...Read more

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Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect(s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Which is better: vectavir vs zovirax (acyclovir)?

Pills are best: Vectavir is a brand name for penciclovir, an anti-herpes cream. Zovirax is a brand name for acyclovir, an anti-herpes drug that is available as a pill or a cream. In general, pills are much more effective for herpes than creams. ...Read more

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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Cream or oral?: Vectavir (penciclovir) is a cream for herpes. Zovirax (acyclovir) is available both as a cream and pills to be taken by mouth. Neither cream works very well; if herpes treatment is needed, pills are always best. In other words, Vectavir and Zovirax creams are both poor treatments, but Zovirax pills usually are very effective. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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Dr. What better zovirax or denavir (penciclovir)?

Oral medication best: the best way to treat herpes of the genital of lips is to take a pill. Options are Acyclovir, famcyclovir or valcyclovir. They work better than any creams ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Which is best for herpes: acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir?

Which is best for herpes:  acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir?

All can work: All can work. Some experts feel the newer agents and especially valcyclovir are better, but each can help. The choice depends on several factors - how often someone wants to or can take the med, for example. The main issue is usually cost and whether one or the other is covered by insurance. If not coverage, Acyclovir is much cheaper. ...Read more

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What is lithium prescribed for ?

What is lithium prescribed for ?

Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read more

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Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) only for genital herpes?

Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) only for genital herpes?

No: It's also used for shingles, oral herpes (cold sores), and herpes that occurs in other areas, such as the anus or skin. ...Read more

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Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) an antibiotic?

Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) an antibiotic?

Not really-Antiviral: Well if you look at the definition, Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is a medicine that can inhibit the growth of viruses but the word antibiotic is usually reserved for those that destroy or inhibits the growth of bacteria. "an·ti·bi·ot·ic noun: antibiotic; plural noun: antibiotics a medicine (such as penicillin or its derivatives) that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms ". ...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

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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