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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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Acyclovir vs Penciclovir

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Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Denavir (Denavir)
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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...
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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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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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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
" ...apply antiviral creams, such as Penciclovir or Acyclovir. With these you can prevent ...external outbreaks. The pre-outbreak symptoms are usually an itchy or irritated or tingling ...around the mouth. I am... "

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for cold sores - I find this works very well for me...
" ...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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aciclovir very good, tbh. It helps with the soreness, but...
" ...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... "

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so much better as a treatment than aciclovir for many peopl...
" ...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... "

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

m. She prescribed me with Aciclovir tablets 200mg and told...
" ...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 ...might be ok to use Penciclovir cream aswell as taking the... "

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they do is use the same acyclovir or penciclovir cream but...
" ...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 to seek medical advice. I think in the UK we do not... "

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gered my pr again and again, and switching to acyclovir o...
" ...on this 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... "

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Prescribe topical penciclovir to be started today E. P...
" ...lip yesterday morning. He has a long history of similar lesions, which he refers to ...a 7-day course of oral acyclovir to be started today D. Prescribe topical penciclovir to be started today E.... "

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

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