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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 3,698 Abreva 2,751 Zovirax 2,305
103,272 conversations around the web about Cold Sores to help you make a decision
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Acyclovir
VS.
Valtrex
Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Valacyclovir (Valacyclovir)
5 / 10
Satisfaction
6 / 10
Satisfaction
22,406
Discussions around the web
Discussions
45,456
Discussions around the web
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Taken for:
by discussions around the web
Herpes
Shingles
Cold Sores
Genital Herpes
Chicken Pox
Herpes Simplex
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Taken for:
by discussions around the web
Herpes
Cold Sores
Shingles
Genital Herpes
Chicken Pox
Herpes Simplex
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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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Valaciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) or valacyclovir (United States Adopted Name) is an antiviral drug used in the management of herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug, being converted in vivo to aciclovir. It ...
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Top Concerns
Acy
Nausea
3
Dizzy
2
Encephalitis
2
Bell's Palsy
2
Vomiting
1
Paranoia
1
Weight Loss
1
Vertigo
1
Stomach Problems
1
Paralyzed
1
Top Concerns
Val
Rash
8
Depression
5
Common Cold
5
Allergies
4
Anxiety
2
Nausea
2
Nerve Pain
2
Dizzy
2
Paranoia
2
Flu Like Symptoms
2
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Valtrex
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Nausea
Acy
Val
3
2
Dizzy
Acy
Val
2
2
Encephalitis
Acy
Val
2
0
Bell's Palsy
Acy
Val
2
0
Vomiting
Acy
Val
1
0
Paranoia
Acy
Val
1
2
Weight Loss
Acy
Val
1
0
Vertigo
Acy
Val
1
0
Stomach Problems
Acy
Val
1
0
Paralyzed
Acy
Val
1
0
Rash
Val
Acy
8
0
Depression
Val
Acy
5
0
Common Cold
Val
Acy
5
0
Allergies
Val
Acy
4
0
Anxiety
Val
Acy
2
0
Nausea
Val
Acy
2
3
Nerve Pain
Val
Acy
2
0
Dizzy
Val
Acy
2
2
Paranoia
Val
Acy
2
1
Flu Like Symptoms
Val
Acy
2
0
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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 Valtrex
Valaciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) or valacyclovir (United States Adopted Name) is an antiviral drug used in the management of herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug, being converted in vivo to aciclovir. It ...
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" ...coworker got a bad cold sore and told her to take like two valtrex twice a day for the first day. i just remember it being an insane amount but it knocked it right out. im on acyclovir, and... "

" ...had a horrible reaction to Valtrex so to just say \"Oh that is better\" is not ...had problems with Famvir and now I have problems with Acyclovir. If I had ...take it would be the Famvir si... "

" ...Acyclovir? I usually use Acyclovir for my cold sores and this works pretty good for me if I catch an out break in time... but is... "

" ...oral and they have cold sores... If this is ...take daily Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex) it works great. I started out on Acyclovir. It took my meds a few days to start working, but mine got inf... "

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" ...on Valtrex and it is helping combat his Coxsackie. But ...treating with Acyclovir. Any input which is... "

" ...it, it becomes acyclovir but it has worked much better for my cold sores....pepper sounds WAY... "

" ...know if valtrex is working. Personally, it does not work for me ...old fashioned acyclovir, and then ... "

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" ...Montoya put me on Valtrex as I had good \"reaction\" to acyclovir for herpes treatment, including feeling... "

" ...seems to be even more effective than acyclovir ...significantly accelerated the resolution of herpes zoster symptoms compared with acyclovir. Also, valac... "

" Valtrex is taken less daily, but I've found relief with the acyclovir though I think the material in both pills is... "

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