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 4,183 Abreva 3,042 Zovirax 2,479
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Acyclovir vs Valtrex for Cold Sores

Acyclovir
VS.
Valtrex
Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Valacyclovir (Valacyclovir)
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Herpes
Cold Sores
Shingles
Genital Herpes
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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
1
Encephalitis
1
Vomiting
1
Paranoia
1
Weight Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Vertigo
1
Paralyzed
1
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Val
Rash
9
Depression
4
Common Cold
4
Allergies
3
Anxiety
2
Nausea
2
Nerve Pain
2
Flu Like Symptoms
1
Dizzy
1
Paranoia
1
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Nausea
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Dizzy
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Val
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1
Bell's Palsy
Acy
Val
1
0
Encephalitis
Acy
Val
1
0
Vomiting
Acy
Val
1
0
Paranoia
Acy
Val
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Weight Loss
Acy
Val
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Stomach Problems
Acy
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Vertigo
Acy
Val
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Paralyzed
Acy
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Val
Acy
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Depression
Val
Acy
4
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Common Cold
Val
Acy
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0
Allergies
Val
Acy
3
0
Anxiety
Val
Acy
2
0
Nausea
Val
Acy
2
3
Nerve Pain
Val
Acy
2
0
Flu Like Symptoms
Val
Acy
1
0
Dizzy
Val
Acy
1
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Paranoia
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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sores frequently, prescribed me Valtrex. This absolutely...
" ...that did absolutely NOTHING for me. I was finally prescribed acyclovir by a new doctor and it helped lessen the healing time ...still getting cold sores frequently, prescribed me Valtrex. This absolutely... "

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a bad cold sore and told her to take like two valtrex twice...
" ...and a fellow 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... "

I had a horrible reaction to Valtrex so to just say \"Oh...
" @SOC, I had a horrible reaction to Valtrex so to just say \"Oh that is better\" is not always so. ...I also had problems with Famvir and now I have problems with Acyclovir. If I had to choose... "

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e Acyclovir for my cold sores and this works pretty good f...
" ...- Valtrex or Acyclovir? I usually use Acyclovir for my cold sores and this works pretty good for me if I catch an out break in... "

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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... "

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(generic Valtrex) it works great. I started out...
" ...you oral and they have cold sores... If this is h1 ...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... "

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acyclovir). It works differently. For example, Va...
" Valtrex is NOT an epic failure.  As with any medication/treatments, there ...ineffective. I have personally prescribed Valtrex (valcyclovir) to many patients ...expensive, (as compared to acyclovir).  It... "

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nput which is more effective? TIA, T.Anna...
" ...DS is on Valtrex and it is helping combat his Coxsackie. But I see ...here are treating with Acyclovir. Any... "

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

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have also used acyclovir ointment with no ill effects. Li...
" ...by strmchaser ** I have taken Valtrex for years for cold sores on my mouth. It has never affected my P. I... "

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