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

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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