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Does acyclovir have any other uses beside treating herpes?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

Although 10x more effective against herpes simplex, it can also be used for the varicella-zoster virus, and is much less active against cytomegalovirus.
It can, therefore, be theoretically used in those situations, but not generally recommended.

In brief: Yes

Although 10x more effective against herpes simplex, it can also be used for the varicella-zoster virus, and is much less active against cytomegalovirus.
It can, therefore, be theoretically used in those situations, but not generally recommended.
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