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(Herpes virus infection)
Herpes simplex (, lit. "creeping") is a viral disease caused by both Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Infection...
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Valtrex 12,612 Acyclovir 5,766 Zovirax 1,382
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Acyclovir
VS.
Valtrex
Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Valacyclovir (Valacyclovir)
3.0
3.0
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Herpes
Shingles
Cold Sores
Chicken Pox
Genital Herpes
Herpes Simplex
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Taken for:
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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
Bell's Palsy
2
Encephalitis
2
Vomiting
1
Paranoia
1
Weight Loss
1
Vertigo
1
Stomach Problems
1
Paralyzed
1
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Val
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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Acyclovir
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Valtrex
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Nausea
Acy
Val
3
2
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
0
Vertigo
Acy
Val
1
0
Stomach Problems
Acy
Val
1
0
Paralyzed
Acy
Val
1
0
Rash
Val
Acy
9
0
Depression
Val
Acy
5
0
Common Cold
Val
Acy
4
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
1
2
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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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Acyclovir
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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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... "

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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... "

made my stomach hurt badly and gave me bad diarrhea. So,...
" ...valtrex made my stomach hurt badly and gave me bad diarrhea. So, I have since switched to acyclovir and it works better for me. I have not had any side effects or adverse reactions to acyclovir.... "

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... "

have been taking doesn't work anywhere near as well for me...
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anyone switched from Valtrex to Acyclovir? I know valtrex...
" ...from Valtrex to ...prodrug to acyclovir.... and may have slightly better availability.... "

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i don't have any side effects from acyclovir, but still...
" ...from acyclovir to valtrex. a new dr gave me a prescription for valtrex. i don't have any side effects from acyclovir, but still tingle often, just no ob's. should valtrex work the... "

that acyclovir 400 mg twice a day is as effective in terms...
" ...vs. Acyclovir Been conversing ...She said that acyclovir 400 mg twice a day is as effective in terms of ...impression that 500mg of Valtrex ONCE a day was as effective. Just thought othe... "

three weeks. I took Acyclovir but since I've moved to...
" ...first ob, (I'm HSV 1 oral and genital) lasted three weeks. I took Acyclovir but since I've moved to Valtrex (works better for me). My subsequent obs have been alot milder and lasted for... "

didn't work for me either. Valtrex made me sick....
" Acyclovir didn't work for me either. Valtrex made me sick. I ended up using famcyclovir which is working - somewhat - and it took my doctor telling me that what I am going through... "

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