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Acyclovir vs. Penciclovir for Cold Sores

Acyclovir

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/ 19,849 posts
Other Names: Zovirax   Acylovir

Penciclovir

Rx
/ 103 posts
Other Names: Denavir
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 19,849 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Based on 103 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By M.G.
January 30, 2014
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What patients are saying about Acyclovir vs. Penciclovir

51 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
work. I was happy to find acyclovir (zovirax) topical...
...been on a scrip for penciclovir ...penciclovir cream is ridiculously expensive though -- and comes in a tiny metal tube that requires exact precision when squeezing ...work. I was happy to fi...
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...
) 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...
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...
...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 ...might be ok to use Penciclovir cream aswell as...
they do is use the same acyclovir or penciclovir cream but...
...have found their recurrent \"cold sores\" seem to affect the nostils (at the meatus or just inside) now. All they do is use the same acyclovir or penciclovir cream but have no reason...
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...
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...
Maybe I need to take acyclovir orally? What do you think,...
...fever blisters? I have really painful fever blisters and I'm using Denavir (penciclovir topical) and it helps ...need to take acyclovir orally? What do you think, acyclovir orally or Denavir...
possibility is to prescribe oral acyclovir in an attempt to...
...probably of marginal value. Use of topical penciclovir was found to have small ...similar to those of penciclovir when started within hours ...possibility is to prescribe oral acyclovir in an...
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