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Acyclovir vs. Penciclovir for Cold Sores

Acyclovir

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Other Names: Zovirax   Acylovir

Penciclovir

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/ 110 posts
Other Names: Denavir
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 19,509 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

56 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
(I am taking a form of acyclovir called valacyclovir)....
...on this board have success with acyclovir (I am taking a form of acyclovir called valacyclovir). Unfortunately, valacyclovir is ...and again, and switching to acyclovir or penciclovir did not...
Maybe I need to take acyclovir orally? What do you think,...
...and I'm using Denavir (penciclovir topical) and it helps a little, but ...Maybe I need to take acyclovir orally? What do you think, acyclovir orally or Denavir (topically) for fever blisters?...
around the mouth. I am using Acyclovir mostly and it works...
...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...
or penciclovir work. The compeed coldsore patches...
I use them, besause I don't find aciclovir or penciclovir work. The compeed coldsore patches are just a small circle of what I call \"sticky-back clingfilm\", but what we know as...
outbreaks. Otherwise, I like penciclovir best (marketed as...
...for minor outbreaks. Otherwise, I like penciclovir best (marketed as Denavir). In ...too. I believe that helps. Acyclovir is the generic name for ...and oral -- I liked Denavir better. ...
them. She prescribed me with Aciclovir tablets 200mg and...
...in them. She prescribed me with Aciclovir tablets 200mg and told me to take them 5 times a day for 5 days. I've suffered from cold sores since I was ...be ok to use Penciclovir cream aswell as...
they do is use the same acyclovir or penciclovir cream but...
...over the years 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...
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...
been on a scrip for penciclovir topical cream (Denavir)...
...been on a scrip for penciclovir ...the issue. The penciclovir cream is ridiculously expensive though -- and comes in a tiny metal tube that requires exact precision when squeezing (or else). To...
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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