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 3,924 Abreva 2,888 Zovirax 2,385
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Acyclovir
VS.
Valtrex
Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Valacyclovir (Valacyclovir)
2.5
3.0
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Herpes
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Cold Sores
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Herpes
Cold Sores
Shingles
Genital Herpes
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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
Bell's Palsy
2
Encephalitis
2
Vomiting
1
Paranoia
1
Weight Loss
1
Vertigo
1
Stomach Problems
1
Paralyzed
1
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Rash
9
Depression
5
Common Cold
4
Allergies
4
Anxiety
2
Nausea
2
Nerve Pain
2
Flu Like Symptoms
1
Paranoia
1
Dizzy
1
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Nausea
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Dizzy
Acy
Val
2
1
Bell's Palsy
Acy
Val
2
0
Encephalitis
Acy
Val
2
0
Vomiting
Acy
Val
1
0
Paranoia
Acy
Val
1
1
Weight Loss
Acy
Val
1
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Vertigo
Acy
Val
1
0
Stomach Problems
Acy
Val
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Paralyzed
Acy
Val
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Rash
Val
Acy
9
0
Depression
Val
Acy
5
0
Common Cold
Val
Acy
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0
Allergies
Val
Acy
4
0
Anxiety
Val
Acy
2
0
Nausea
Val
Acy
2
3
Nerve Pain
Val
Acy
2
0
Flu Like Symptoms
Val
Acy
1
0
Paranoia
Val
Acy
1
1
Dizzy
Val
Acy
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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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a bad cold sore and told her to take like two valtrex twice...
" ...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... "

I had a horrible reaction to Valtrex so to just say \"Oh...
" ...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... "

use Acyclovir for my cold sores and this works pretty good...
" ...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... "

treatment and took 200 milligrams a day to no avail....
" I have tried the Acyclovir treatment and took 200 milligrams a day to no avail. Now I just take Valtrex when I get a fever blister. In the 12 years I've had Meniere's I've decided... "

(generic Valtrex) it works great. I started out...
" ...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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to acyclovir). It works differently. For example,...
" Valtrex is NOT an epic failure.  As with any medication/treatments, there ...personally prescribed Valtrex (valcyclovir) ...to acyclovir).  It works differently.  For example, Valtrex works well... "

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Any input which is more effective? TIA,...
" ...on Valtrex and it is helping combat his Coxsackie. But ...treating with Acyclovir. Any input which is... "

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

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I have also used acyclovir ointment with no ill effects....
" ...** I have taken Valtrex for years for cold sores on my ...have also used acyclovir ointment with... "

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

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