Acyclovir

What is Acyclovir?

It is an antiviral antibiotic available in form of oral and eye drops.

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Adult patient weighs 157# w/ recent onset shingles . Located approx upper R shoulder (size of hand ) and side and chest. Placed on acyclovir 800mg 5 x/day x 5 days. Last dose Acyclovir on 9/2/12 w/ gross reboun S&S. Also on hydrocone for pain prn. How long can pt take and what is appropriate dose? Can he use cream as well?

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hello

There is no cure for shingles, but treatment may shorten the length of illness and prevent complications.

Treatment options include:
Antiviral medicines to reduce the pain and duration of shingles.
Pain medicines, antidepressants, and topical creams to relieve long-term pain.

Initial...

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I have developed a cold sore and have not had one since 2010. I have an old prescription for acyclovir that expired 10/11, is it safe to take?
Prescription was famciclovir

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Brief Answer:
Absolute contraindication

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I strongly recommend not to use expired acyclovir. Expired drugs usually change its composition over time, it looses its efficacy and potency. One of my patient used expired famciclovir and landed up with severe...

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is it safe to take acyclovir that is 3 years old?

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Brief Answer:
Not safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi Nfeld
Welcome to healthcare magic.
Acyclovir which is out of date should not be taken.
You should check the expiry date which is usually mentioned very next to date of manufacturing.
Other important factor is conditions of storage. Drugs degrade fast if...

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I have just finished a Z-pak--and know the zithromycin stays active in my system for many days. Can I take acyclovir now for an outbreak?

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Brief Answer:
You can take acyclovir and azithromycin together

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Azithromycin can last in your system for 5 days after the last dose. Therefore, if you take a 5 day course, the antibiotic will be good for 10 days total.

There is no interaction with acyclovir and therefore...

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I'm taking Harvoni is it okay to take the drug acyclovir along with it?

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Brief Answer:
You can take both

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

there is no recorded interaction between harvoni and acyclovir. This means that you can take both with expecting interaction problems.

Contact me again using your follow-up questions if you'd like more information.

Kind...

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i have a painful rash between my legs and the underside of my penis

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Brief Answer:
It can be most likely genital herpes.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM

I have gone through your query. Your problem can be due to genital herpes. If you upload a picture of the rash in report section then it will be more helpful.
Taking antiviral drugs like acyclovir or...

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What is the best medicine to cure the Zoster virus?

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Hi, you need to take antiviral drug Acyclovir course for Herper Sister infection.

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Tel me best medicene of harphis. Is harphis is infectious.

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Brief Answer:
Acyclovir.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

The best treatment for herpes is oral antiviral tablet Acyclovir.

Can you give me some more details about where you have herpes ? - lips or genital region ?
Is it the first episode or one among the recurrent episodes ?
Is it herpes simplex or...

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Dear sir,
We just confirmed My wife is pregnant today(she completed 30 days after periods),but unfortunately she got virus herpes zoster in last seven days back,we had contacted doctor and acyclovir has taken as advised by doctor and every thing is fine ,now what my dought is, this wil effects the baby or not ,we can continue this pregnancy or not plz kindly give the suggitions.

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Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Acyclovir has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Nonstandard animal studies have produced fetal abnormalities, while standard animal testing failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity.
Exposure to acyclovir in the first trimester of pregnancy...

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Hi, My mother came from india to US on last week and she had a cataract surgery for left eye in india on november 2012. now she is suffering with water and blister on same eye palpebrum. could you suggest us the counter medicine(non prescribed) eye drops or tablets which are available in the USA.

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Dear XXXXXXX,
thanks for sending your query to us.
such blisters and watering with a lot of pain suggest herpez zoster infection.
If it is so then acyclovir 800 mg 5 times a day is needed.
In the meanwhile till the diagnosis is confirmed you can put in antibiotic drops and if there is much of...

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Recent questions on  Acyclovir

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I ve had cold sore on my lip for 2 months and it hasn t been treated yet. I ve consulted doctor a couple of times and they prescribed me Acyclovir and Valtrex. They helped a bit didn t completely treat the problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes, thank you. My daughter was tested ( blood) and was told she has Herpes Simplex 2. What is it, how did she get it, what do we do now?

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My cold sore started Dec . 11th and I still have it today. I try to be careful. But I forgot, and I kissed the forehead of my newborn granddaughter (she's 3 weeks old). Please tell me if there is a chance or not of her contracted the cold sore....

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I had my first outbreak of blisters on my face 3 weeks ago. I have never had herpes before. Started taking 200mg acyclovir 5x per day. For the first couple days the drug seemed to help heal my sores, but everyday I get new blisters. They increased my dose to 400 mg 5x per day and its gotten considerably worse. They are painful and itchy. I ve been to the doctor 3 times. Should I see a dermatologist or do I need to change meds. I feel the stress of them are making it worse. The blisters are only attacking one side of my face, eye, nose and jawline. Please help.

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An Urgent Care doctor diagnosed me with otitis externa herpes Zoster caused by shingles. I have white pustules on my eardrum & v-cells. He did not do any tests, just looked in my ear. I have had a painful and itchy earache for 4 days with pain in my throat on the same side when I swallow. I have continuing sinusitus and allergies. I was given Acyclovir and neomycin drops, & vicodin for pain but am now concerned with the diagnosis. Do you think I should get a second opinion.

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Hi Doctor, I had chicken pox desease last week. so i had taken acyclovir tablets(valtoval 1mg). after 1 week i test my SGOT and SGPT, now the result is SGPT -92 and SGOT- 32... How can i down these levels.I actually had grade one fatty liver desease earlier as well as gilberts syndrome?

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