Yes. Good question you always want to be sure to ask about effect of medication on birth control pills must be careful with antibiotics but Acyclovir is antiviral not antibiotic.
Will an outbreak of genital herpes make my birth control ineffective in any way? This is my first outbreak.
No. An outbreak of genital herpes doesn't alter the effectiveness of birth control types. However, one should consider abstinence until the outbreak is over, in case there are large numbers of Herpes viruses in the area of the outbreak, making transmission to one's partner more likely (unless the partner is already immune to the particular type of Herpes). Transmission can occur between outbreaks too.
I am currently taking acyclovir 400 mg twice a day for genital herpes, I am still getting scratches, teeny red spots, and rashes! Is this normal?
No. Please see your doctor for follow up. This way you can find out about the cause.
Herpes. There are three oral anti-herpes medications available for treatment. Your physician can easily provide you with the appropriate treatment.
I have genital herpes and I have zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. And when I put it on. It slides off. Is my blisters still getting the medicine it needs?
I find oral meds. Work best to shorten course of herpes breakouts. See doctor to get prescription.
I've had genital herpes for a long time had a family doctor who has been prescribing acyclovir and works great. No longer have a doc and need meds.?
Medication. Consider getting a virtual consult on HealthTap or getting another doctor or searching out a free clinic. Peace and good health.
My genital Herpes blisters are starting to get smaller but they itch and smell bad. I'm still feeling sore Does that mean the acyclovir is working?
It sounds like its. Healing but blisters typically don't smell bad, I would see gynecologist to rule out another STD.
400 mg 2x day. Or 200 mg 3-5 x day for people with normal immune systems. If immune system abnormal (hiv, chemo, transplant etc) then 400-800 mg 2-3 x day.
Ask you doctor. As I assume u mean genital herpes, either 400-800mg per day Valtrex (valacyclovir) usually works better the dose of that is 500-1000mg a day at your age you may only need the lesser dose please discuss with yoru doc.
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.