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Cold Sores

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(Herpes Labialis Disease Finding)
Herpes labialis or "orolabial herpes" is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). An outbreak typically causes small b...
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Common Cold Sores treatments discussed around the web
Valtrex 3,765 Abreva 2,780 Zovirax 2,323
104,455 conversations around the web about Cold Sores to help you make a decision
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Acyclovir
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Penciclovir
Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Denavir (Denavir)
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22,756
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Cold Sores
Method of use:
Ointment, Pill
Method of use:
Ointment, Pill
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Aciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) or acyclovir (United States Adopted Name, former British Approved Name), chemical name acycloguanosine, abbreviated as ACV,is a guanosine nucleic acid analogues antiviral drug, marketed und...
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Penciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpesvirus infections. It is a Nucleoside analogues which exhibits low toxicity and good selectivity. Because penciclovir is absorbed...
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Nausea
6
Dizzy
3
Encephalitis
3
Bell's Palsy
3
Vomiting
3
Paranoia
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Weight Loss
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Vertigo
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Stomach Problems
2
Paralyzed
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Urinary Retention
7
Photophobia
7
Swollen Lymph Nodes
7
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
4
Floaters
4
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
4
Lymphocytosis
4
Nausea
4
Neutropenia
4
Palpitations
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About Acyclovir
Aciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) or acyclovir (United States Adopted Name, former British Approved Name), chemical name acycloguanosine, abbreviated as ACV,is a guanosine nucleic acid analogues antiviral drug, marketed und...
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About Penciclovir
Penciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpesvirus infections. It is a Nucleoside analogues which exhibits low toxicity and good selectivity. Because penciclovir is absorbed...
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the mouth. I am using Acyclovir mostly and it works great
" ...creams, such as Penciclovir or Acyclovir. With these you can prevent external outbreaks. The pre-outbreak symptoms are usually an itchy or irritated ...mouth. I am using Acyclovir mostly and... "

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) for cold sores - I find this works very well for...
" ...please ? What about vectavir (penciclovir ) for cold sores - I find this works very well for me (million times better than aciclovir / zovirax ) Is it... "

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the aciclovir very good, tbh. It helps with the soreness,...
" ...it will be okay. Is the Penciclovir available only on prescription? I'm not finding the aciclovir very good, tbh. It helps with the soreness, but ...get some lysine. I take zinc in my daily vi... "

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is also much better as a treatment than aciclovir for many...
" ...buy some from your health food store or pharmacy. Even if you have already broken out it will assist with recovery. Penciclovir is also much better as a treatment than aciclovir for many... "

three Penciclovir pills gave me the best result, but after...
" ...when I'm a little sick. I already tried: - Aciclovir (cream) - Releev (solution) - Penviclovir (pills) From these three Penciclovir pills gave me the best result, but after all I got a \"r... "

them. She prescribed me with Aciclovir tablets 200mg and...
" ...lip covered in them. She prescribed me with Aciclovir tablets 200mg and told me ...for 5 days. I've suffered from cold sores since I was little ...be ok to use Penciclovir cream aswell as t... "

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they do is use the same acyclovir or penciclovir cream but...
" ...the nostils (at the meatus or just inside) now. All they do is use the same acyclovir or penciclovir cream but have no reason to seek medical advice. I think in the... "

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triggered my pr again and again, and switching to acyclov...
" ...board have success with acyclovir (I am taking a form of acyclovir called valacyclovir). Unfortunately, valacyclovir is what triggered my pr again and again, and switching to acyclovir or penciclov... "

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today D. Prescribe topical penciclovir to be started...
" ...morning. He has a long history of similar lesions, which he ...course of oral acyclovir to be started today D. Prescribe topical penciclovir to be started ...self-treatment with topical penc... "

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Recurrent severe cases can be treated with oral Acyclovir
" ...is C Topical penciclovir Herpes Labialis: Caused by ...weather, stress, trauma. Rx Topical Penciclovir as your first choice. Recurrent severe cases can be treated with oral Acyclo... "

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