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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Zovirax (Overview)

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


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Dr. What better zovirax or denavir (penciclovir)?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
224 doctors shared insights

Zovirax (Overview)

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


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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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Why did i get prescribe acyclovir for gout?

Don ' t know: Acyclovir is an antiviral medication. Are you certain the doctor told you it was for gout? ...Read more

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I am 75 who just resrntly got shingles. I have been taking zovirax and acyclovir for 3weeks. Are there any complications or any side effects for being on this medication longer then it was prescribed.? Blisters now went away , buti have a very s

No: No side effects, but waste of money. No benefit from more than 1 week unless you have impaired immunity from a serious condition. Zovirax (acyclovir) and Acyclovir are 2 names for the same med. The cream is useless. The pill may help if started on the first or second day at 800 mg 3x a day for 7 days. Doxepin cream will relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Can I use zovirax (acyclovir) ointment on my lip?

Yes: Zovirax ointment (acyclovir 5%) can be applied to cold sores on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus up to 5 times per day for 4 days. ...Read more

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I have these little bumps beside my mouth. They gave me treatment for genital herpes. How does that work? It's called zovirax (acyclovir)

Herpes: Herpes is a virus that can affect the genitals, anus, mouth or other mucosal areas. Acyclovir is an antiviral agent that shortens the time of infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Most Likely: Taking certain antiviral medications for herpes infections during the first three months of pregnancy does not increase a child's risk of major birth defects. However adequate studies on the absolute safety in pregnant women are lacking. ...Read more

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Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

Zovirax (acyclovir): Side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) can include: hallucinations, psychosis, encephalopathy, seizures, coma, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, angioedema, anaphylaxis, erythema multiforme, steven johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, tissue necrosis, hepatitis, renal failure, ttp, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, malaise, dizziness, arthralgia, confusion, photosensitivity, agitation and others. ...Read more

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