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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 13,053 Acyclovir 6,005 Zovirax 1,418
355,207 conversations around the web about Herpes to help you make a decision
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Acyclovir vs Valtrex

Acyclovir
VS.
Valtrex
Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Valacyclovir (Valacyclovir)
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3.0
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Herpes
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Cold Sores
Genital Herpes
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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
Encephalitis
1
Bell's Palsy
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
Acy
Val
2
1
Encephalitis
Acy
Val
1
0
Bell's Palsy
Acy
Val
1
0
Vomiting
Acy
Val
1
0
Paranoia
Acy
Val
1
1
Weight Loss
Acy
Val
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Stomach Problems
Acy
Val
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Vertigo
Acy
Val
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Paralyzed
Acy
Val
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Rash
Val
Acy
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Depression
Val
Acy
4
0
Common Cold
Val
Acy
4
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
2
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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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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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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made my stomach hurt badly and gave me bad diarrhea. So,...
" ...while on valtrex. However, 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... "

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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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ave been taking doesn't work anywhere near as well for me...
" ...Is there a (non-shady) way to get Valtrex that isn't covered by insurance without having to pay like $200 for it?? My health care provider doesn't cover... "

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anyone switched from Valtrex to Acyclovir? I know valtrex...
" Has anyone switched from Valtrex to Acyclovir? I know ...is the prodrug to acyclovir.... and may... "

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don't have any side effects from acyclovir, but still t...
" ...it's ok to just switch 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,... "

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hat acyclovir 400 mg twice a day is as effective in terms o...
" Valtrex vs. Acyclovir Been conversing with ...Washington. She said that acyclovir 400 mg twice a day is as effective in terms of shedding ...impression that 500mg of Valtrex ONCE a day was as... "

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ree weeks. I took Acyclovir but since I've moved to Va...
" ...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... "

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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 isn't the norm and... "

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