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Does acyclovir prevent shingles

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Dr. Ivan Romic MD

Why did my doctor prescribe Gabapentin for shingles? She also prescribed acyclovir and hydrocodone ...

Dr.   Tushar Kanti Biswas MD

Sir I am suffering from shingles for that my doctor prescribed acyclovir 800 mg tablet is it correct. ...

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman MD

diagnosed with Shingles , had vaccine 2 yrs ago. First doc put me on Amox-Clav 875 mg twice a day, second doc put me on Acyclovir 800 mg. My mouth feels odd and I see to have swelling, which ...

Dr. P. T. Patil MD

My condition turned out to be shingles , a very severe case of shinlges. I had the shingles shot two years ago, am 64 and my dr. said it was the worse case she had seen on a person who had the shot ...

Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis MD

Acyclovir was prescribed for shingles . I am scheduled for a CT scan and am supposed to start a Barium prep tonight. I also take blood pressure medicine. The ER doctor said I could take the shingles ...

Public Forum Discussions

Dr.  Shinas Hussain MD

I have had four outbreaks of shingles this past year. I m on an antiviral (ValACYclovir-1 gm/day) now to prevent outbreaks. What are the signs I should look for as far as adverse effects ...

Dr. Prabhash Verma MD

and then erupt? How Long after shingles can I start on a new cycle or ivf and how can I prevent another breakout ...During my tww of ivf, I developed shingles. The ivf failed. Is it because of the...

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD

I have had shingles nine times, yes I had the shot for them. That was the fourth time I got them, a severe reaction to the shot. I take Acyclovir 400mg now four times a day and have been taking ...

Dr. Shinas Hussain MD

I have been applying salt water compresses to my mothers shingles rash. What are the chances of getting shingles myself? I had chickenpox in my childhood. Should I get the shingles vaccine. Will...

Dr. Ardit Tela MD

Most web sites say that the treatment for shingles ( herpes zoster ) may be acyclovir 800mg. 5 times daily for 7 to 10 days. Is 800mg. 4 times daily for 5 days adequate treatment for the shingles ...

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Behar Greca MD

Hi, thank you for posting. To treat shingles you should take Acyclovir. Before starting the treatment you should consult your dermatologist. All the best. Dr. Behar.

Dr. Dadapeer K MD

Hello Shingles are because of reactivation of herpes zoster virus. The treatment is by use of antiviral drugs like acyclovir. Shingles shots are not required. Thank you

Dr. Ronald Schubert MD

I recommend you seek immediate medical attention. You will need to be started on medication for pain control and an antiviral medication to help prevent long term pain from the shingles