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Zovirax Herpes Viruses Agent
I m suffering from herpes. Dr. suggest me Acyclovir cream & tablet. I read on net it prevent virus to spread not remove. can i use Antiviral with it?
Acyclovir: is an antivirus itself, take it as recommended by your doctor, that would help manage your condition ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
If i take acyclovir for a year, will it effectively reduce the amount of genital herpes virus in me I have genital herpes and when i got it, my ex-boyfriend didn't have any outbreak or at least i didn't see it. So i'm really worried if i will pass it to m
Unfortunately : Unfortunately the herpes virus will remain dormant in your nerves indefinitely. The twice daily Acyclovir is merely suppressing the virus in order to decrease frequency and duration of outbreaks. The odds of you passing the herpes virus on to your partner is decreased when there are no active lesions, and further decreased while on suppressive therapy. You will have to discuss the risks with him and decide what's right for you as a couple. As far as pregnancy goes, you can try to achieve a pregnancy like anyone else. The issue is during delivery. There are complications that can occur during delivery if an outbreak is present. If you decide to become pregnant your OB or provider will guide you on treatment and delivery options. ...Read more
Can acyclovir treat vestibular neuritis caused by a virus other than herpes?Is this form of herpes as bad as genital herpes? Is it contagious?
I am 32 year male , got diagnosed with herpes simplex virus and prescribed acyclovir medication for 7 days 5 tabs a day.
I have sores insi?
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I just need a prescription for acyclovir , i have herpes simplex virus 1 one and my doctor gave me a prescription for it with 4 refills and i lost it?
2 options: Your options depend upon what's happened thus far. If you already left your prescription at your pharmacy and lost the medications, just go back to pharmacy for early refill (although insurance may not pay). If you lost actual prescription, call doctor's office for new one. Since acyclovir isn't a controlled substance, I don't foresee an issue. Many docs use electronic prescribing so can't lose it ...Read more
Herpes: Although there is no cure for herpes, some drugs have been effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks. It might be a good idea to discuss options with your doctor. If you have outbreaks often, you may want to consider taking an antiviral drug every day. Doctors call this suppressive therapy. The oral medications are more effective. ...Read more
Hello, my question is about herpes type 1, i have been applying zovirax (acyclovir) for 5 days now and the cold sores are getting worse, what to do?
No surprise...: The anti-herpes ointments are not effective, or only very slightly. Oral teatment with acyclovir or valacyclovir is needed. The recommended treatment is a single dose of valacyclovir 2.0 g orally;- your herpes will improve rapidly. However, it may be too late; it's probably going to start improving soon anyway. But get valacyclovir pills to have on hand for your next outbreak. ...Read more
Doc prescribed zovirax, (acyclovir) 45 capsules, 1 every 8 hours, no refil, l does she really think I have herpes while awaiting results or just being cautious?
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
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