Acyclovir...What is this for.?

A variety of herpes. A variety of herpes viruses including hsv-1 (oral herpes or cold sores), hsv-2 (genital herpes) and varicella zoster ( chicken pox or shingles).

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My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

You need to ask him. Acyclovir is prescribed for conditions such as Chicken Pox, Shingles and Herpes Simplex Virus infection just to name a few. If you are concerned why your partner or ex-partner is having that medication you need to ask him. Read more...

Aside from acyclovir, what are other recomended cheap anti viral oral mdicine to cure herpes zoster?

Go see your doctor. What's available depends upon where you live. Given that you're in philippines, you'll need to ask your doc since i'm only familiar w/those drugs available here in the states: acyclovir, Famciclovir & valacyclovir. Check out http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2000/0415/p2437.Html for more info. You want to start one of these within 72hrs of noticing rash. Post-herpetic neuralgia is complication of shingles. Read more...

My upper lip keep swelling and I take ACYCLOVIR 400MG what can I do?

See a dermatologist. Acyclovir is used for herpes simplex. It is not a treatment for a swollen lip. Begin with a definition of the condition. The details are central to any understanding of your question. Read more...
Maybe not herpes. Swelling alone, without blisters or sores typical of oral herpes, probably isn't due to herpes. And that's the only condition helped by acyclovir. If it is herpes, it takes a few days for acyclovir to improve things. If in doubt, see the doctor who prescribed it. Read more...

How is viral meningitis treated? Does acyclovir tablets help? What can reduces the headache and stop vomiting?

Supportive care. Pain relievers can help w/headache while antiemetics can help w/vomiting. These can be prescribed by doc who diagnosed you w/viral meningitis. Acyclovir will only help if meningitis is due to herpes. Supportive is all that can be done for next several days until symptoms resolve. Read more...
Viral meningitis. Acyclovir is an anti viral that is used to treat herpes simplex encephalitis. It is not helpful for other forms of viral disease. Try treating the headache with ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen) or acetaminophen. Ask youir doctor to prescribe a medication to stop your vomiting. Read more...

What is acyclovir best used for?

Herpes infection. Acyclovir--similar to famvir, (famciclovir) valcyclovir etc...Is an antiviral medication only indicated for treatment/suppression of herpes viral illness--herpes, chicken pox etc..It is the first effective herpes-specific therapy and is now available in generic formulation. You should ask doc/nurse when given med--what is used for and for how long..Consult doc. Good luck. Read more...
HSV. The drug is active against some herpes viruses with the best activity against herpes simplex. Some strains are resistance though. Read more...