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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Cream or oral?

Vectavir (penciclovir) is a cream for herpes.
Zovirax (acyclovir) is available both as a cream and pills to be taken by mouth. Neither cream works very well; if herpes treatment is needed, pills are always best. In other words, Vectavir and Zovirax creams are both poor treatments, but Zovirax pills usually are very effective.

In brief: Cream or oral?

Vectavir (penciclovir) is a cream for herpes.
Zovirax (acyclovir) is available both as a cream and pills to be taken by mouth. Neither cream works very well; if herpes treatment is needed, pills are always best. In other words, Vectavir and Zovirax creams are both poor treatments, but Zovirax pills usually are very effective.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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