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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: 3 out of 5
Based on 19,436 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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By M.G.
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What patients are saying about Acyclovir vs. Zostavax

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dosage of acyclovir however does the trick though - with...
...the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - ...two. The daily dosage of acyclovir however does the trick though - with both ...the doc that the daily acyclovir really did...
dosage of acyclovir however does the trick though - with...
...the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - ...two. The daily dosage of acyclovir however does the trick though - with both ...the doc that the daily acyclovir really did...
who also prescribed Acyclovir and Cephalexin. Obviously,...
...and came down with shingles on 02/26/2010. Painful blisters on right side of face, forehead, and scalp. Confirmed by physician on 03/01 who also prescribed Acyclov...
pressure. I am also taking Acyclovir 1600 mg daily. I am...
...I am also taking Acyclovir 1600 mg daily. I am still on Lotemax and sometimes my doctor had switched to Pred forte for a couple ...shingles vaccine, it's called Zostavax. With my eye condition...
treatment? Did you take acyclovir or valtrex for 5-6...
...you have it only a few times a year? Zostavax is supposed to be 14x or so, stronger than varivax. I read in here that it takes 20 days for the vaccine to have some effect but you already passed...
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 ...
10 a year. Would Zostavax be of any help? My doctor...
...and 10 a year. Would Zostavax be of any help? My ...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...
...years I've been suffering from shingles. It flared up approximately every 4 years. Since Aciclovir and Zovirax ointment became ...monthly. I was wondering if the Zostavax vaccine could be...
never leaves me i am on Acyclovir i have 2 tablets a day.....
i have shingles and it never leaves me i am on Acyclovir i have 2 tablets a day.. This does not ...next week perhaps this is an option its called Zostavax I have no idea how successful the vaccine ...
(\"Zovirax\"), valacyclovir (\"Valtrex\"), or famciclovir...
Acyclovir (\"Zovirax\"), valacyclovir (\"Valtrex\"), or famciclovir (\"Famvir\") are given in ...- TOO LATE for that now. \"Zostavax\" is a vaccine to PREVENT...
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