a friend of mine gave me some pills said to be antibiotics that will help with gum disease?
Is Acyclovir an antibiotic that can been taken for gum disease?
- 19 Feb 2010 by blondie21
- 21 February 2010
That is not what it is for... It is for:
Acyclovir (Zovirax) is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the symptoms of the infection.
Acyclovir is an antiviral medication, NOT an antibiotic, that is ordered for the treatment of herpes- as in cold sores or genital herpes. No, it will not help gum disease.
Please, don't take medicine that is ordered for someone else. It can be a simple as useless, in this case, or some medications can have bad side effects or even make problems worse if you take the wrong med.
- Acyclovir Information for Consumers
- Acyclovir Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Acyclovir (detailed)
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