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Can the shingles vaccine cause a genital herpes outbreak?

Posted 13 Nov 2014 by artsyrsc 21 answers

I got my vaccine on a Friday, felt headachy and rundown all weekend. By Tuesday I was getting an outbreak. I hadn't had one in a pretty long time and I take acyclovir when I do. Coincidence or a side effect of the vaccine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking acyclovir?

Posted 26 Aug 2013 by vkgoya 1 answer

How fast should Acyclovir work?

Posted 1 Aug 2014 by helpp_30 6 answers

I was told that I have herpes yesterday, but I feel like I waited too long to go to the dr, this is my 1st outbreak & it's absolutely the worst pain in my life . The dr gave me this med 400mg 3x a day . When will I find some relief ? So far I've taken 4 pills since yesterday & ...

What would be the benefit to taking valacyclovir vs acyclovir?

Posted 30 Jul 2013 by chintzia 1 answer

Pt is 82 has had shingles x3d

PHN on scalp causes severe itching resulting in sores that never heal?

Posted 2 Apr 2013 by Royce Jean 5 answers

I am a 53 year old white female. I was diagnosed with shingles Oct 5, 2012 on forehead and scalp; left eye swollen hideously. I was put on acyclovir and a round of steroids prescribed by ER physician. The actual crusting and healing of those lesions occurred within 3-4 weeks. After that I itched so ...

Acyclovir - How old can a,prescription be and still be effective?

Posted 28 Dec 2015 by Asmitty1022 1 answer

If the script has been in the cabinet for over a year is it still effectuve?

Is Acyclovir an antibiotic that can been taken for gum disease?

Posted 19 Feb 2010 by blondie21 4 answers

a friend of mine gave me some pills said to be antibiotics that will help with gum disease?

Is Valtrex and Acyclovir (generic for Zovirax) the same? I think they are, but I'm not sure?

Posted 5 Dec 2009 by poet2009 1 answer

My doctor prescribed Valtrex, but when I got the refill the pharmacy filled it with Acyclovir. I have tried to compare them on this site and it looks like they are very similar. I just want to be sure. My insurance information has also changed since I was originally prescribed Valtrex so I think ...

Hi, I have been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years. I am a little upset. I found some pills in?

Posted 28 Apr 2011 by whathappened 4 answers

... an old coat tucked in our closet. The pills turned out to be Acyclovir. I found on here it is used to treat Herpes virus. Does that mean he may have herpes? He has never told me this. I am going to get checked before I ask him. :-( I hope he is taking this for something else. I am afraid to ...

Can the acyclovir tablets be crushed and mixed with water if the pills are too big to swallow?

Posted 6 Feb 2012 by KirstenKaiser 2 answers

I tried twice to swallow the big tablets with water, but they got caught in my throat. I have been crushing them in order to take the prescribed dose. Does crushing the tablets lessen their effectiveness?

Acyclovir - what can I use for relief from painful... sores on gential area?? Is there a topical?

Posted 1 May 2013 by robzombiegirl75 6 answers

..from Herpes,,, is there a topical cream to help with pain from sores,, makes it really difficult to sit,, walk,, urinate.. any info will be very helpful.

Acyclovir - So I got diagnosed with genital herpes I am to take 5 pills a day but I'm confused?

Posted 15 Feb 2017 by Martinez8088 2 answers

After the pills are done what's next? Because my medicine doesn't have refills so am I just going to stop after this treatment till my next outbreak? My doctor did not really explain so will someone please fill me in on this please?

Should I continue to take Acyclovir for shingles?

Posted 30 Dec 2010 by kwmc 2 answers

On Dec. 7, 2010 I was diagnosed with shingles and began taking acyclovir 5 times a day. I am still taking it. I saw the nurse practioner who said I should take the medication as long as I had the tingling senstion at the site. I did not get in to see her within the 72 hour window that is ...

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