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Acyclovir vs. Zostavax for Shingles

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Acyclovir

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Other Names: Zovirax   Acylovir

Zostavax

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Other Names: Varivax
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 21,561 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
Zostavax is a attenuated vaccine developed by Merck & Co. which has been shown to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster by 51.3% in a study of 38,000 adults aged 60 and older who received the vaccine. The vaccine also reduced by 66.5% the number of cases... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Acyclovir vs. Zostavax

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who also prescribed Acyclovir and Cephalexin. Obviously,...
Recieved Zostavax vaccination on 02/22/2010 and came ...on 03/01 who also prescribed Acyclovir and Cephalexin. Obviously, I am...
treatment? Did you take acyclovir or valtrex for 5-6...
...a few times a year? Zostavax is supposed to be 14x ...you before the vaccine on valtrex/acyclovir supressant treatment? Did you take acyclovir or valtrex for 5-6 days...
course, sometimes initially with IV acyclovir. I presume...
...a longer course, sometimes initially with IV acyclovir. I presume that you ...day treatment course of famvir/valtrex/acyclovir,etc Good luck; By the ...with VZV vaccine (Zostavax) if ...
a year. Would Zostavax be of any help? My doctor put...
...and 10 a year. Would Zostavax be of any help? My doctor put me ...and I had to come off. A change to Acyclovir didn't have any impact. Prescription painkillers don't work during...
I was wondering if the Zostavax vaccine could be...
...approximately every 4 years. Since Aciclovir and Zovirax ointment became available, ...6 months, I take Valtrex 1000mg daily. Despite ...monthly. I was wondering if the Zostavax vaccin...
never leaves me i am on Acyclovir i have 2 tablets a day.....
...Acyclovir i have 2 tablets a day.. This does not stop the shingles but it helps some of the symptoms . Its a nasty thing and unfortunately i have quite severe nerve damage because of it so you must...
of the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - and...
...the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - ...two. The daily dosage of acyclovir however does the trick though ...the doc that the daily acyclovir really did...
of the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - and...
...the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - ...two. The daily dosage of acyclovir however does the trick though ...the doc that the daily acyclovir really did...
acyclovir, valcyclovir, or famcyclovir. Antiviral drugs...
...with antiviral drugs, which include acyclovir, valcyclovir, or famcyclovir. Antiviral drugs ...Administration approved a VZV vaccine (Zostavax) for use in people 60...
the rash and itchiness with Acyclovir. I never did use the...
...you can avert some of the rash and itchiness with Acyclovir. I never did use the pain meds. About three ...not 57 etc) and is called Zostavax. I am definitely going to...
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