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Can you drink alcohol while taking acyclovir?

Can the shingles vaccine cause a genital herpes outbreak?

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?

What would be the benefits of taking valacyclovir vs acyclovir?

The patient is 82 years old and has had shingles for three days.

How fast should Acyclovir work?

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 &... read more

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

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... read more

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

..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.

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

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

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

... 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... read more

Should I continue to take Acyclovir for shingles?

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... read more

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

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

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

Substitute for acyclovir?

Can I take acyclovir 400mg 6times a day for a cold sore?

I haven't used my Acyclovir 400 MG in a very long time since my first break out about 4 years ago My Acyclovir 400 mg expired 8 months ago. I started getting a cold sore last Wednesday. By Sunday the cold sore was getting worse so I started taking my acyclovir pills 3times a day. Since they... read more

Herpes Simplex - are sore testicals are side effect of acyclovir or a symptom of herpes or stress?

I am waiting for a "specific" blood test for genital herpes, and am taking acyclovir 800mg every four hours. My testicals seem to be little sore. Is this because I am stressing? Or is it a symptom or side affect? I have not read about this particular situation

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