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Is Aclovir For Genital Herpes A Daily Medication Or Just Daily During A Outbreak?

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Question: is aclovir for genital herpes a daily medication or just daily during outbreak? i am cofused, pharmacist says daily, nurse pract. says only during outbreak.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It depends!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If this is for an outbreak, it should be daily and at least 4times daily and ideally 5times daily. If this is for a recurrence or prevention of outbreaks, it is typically administered thrice daily.

Whatever the case, the exact reason for this prescription has to be provided. Whenever prescribed, it must be taken daily.

If there is no reason for preventive treatment such as frequent recurrences, then only take when there is an outbreak.

I wish you well.
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Is Aclovir For Genital Herpes A Daily Medication Or Just Daily During A Outbreak?

Brief Answer: It depends! Detailed Answer: Hi, If this is for an outbreak, it should be daily and at least 4times daily and ideally 5times daily. If this is for a recurrence or prevention of outbreaks, it is typically administered thrice daily. Whatever the case, the exact reason for this prescription has to be provided. Whenever prescribed, it must be taken daily. If there is no reason for preventive treatment such as frequent recurrences, then only take when there is an outbreak. I wish you well.