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Acyclovir vs. Valtrex for Cold Sores

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Acyclovir

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Other Names: Zovirax   Acylovir

Valtrex

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Other Names: Valacyclovir
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 20,873 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 43,578 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
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 ... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Acyclovir + Valtrex + Cold Sores

276 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
it knocked it right out. im on acyclovir, and when i do get...
...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...
(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...
Acyclovir. Any input which is more effective? ...
...Valtrex and it is helping combat his Coxsackie. ...with Acyclovir.   Any input which is more...
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...
I had good \"reaction\" to acyclovir for herpes treatment,...
...Montoya put me on Valtrex as I had good \"reaction\" to acyclovir for herpes treatment, including feeling...
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 ...
resolution of herpes zoster symptoms compared with acyclovir...
...seems to be even more effective than acyclovir ...significantly accelerated the resolution of herpes zoster symptoms compared with acyclovir. Also, valac...
but I've found relief with the acyclovir though I think...
Valtrex is taken less daily, but I've found relief with the acyclovir though I think the material in both pills is...
symptoms when I started Valtrex (related to acyclovir) but...
...improvement of all my symptoms when I started Valtrex (related to acyclovir) but due to cost stopped...
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