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Shingles

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(Herpes zoster)
Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterize...
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Common Shingles treatments discussed around the web
Valtrex 2,891 Acyclovir 2,332 Lyrica 1,422
154,660 conversations around the web about Shingles to help you make a decision
154,660 conversations around the web about Shingles to help you make a decision
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Acyclovir
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Zostavax
Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Varivax (Varivax)
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Satisfaction
22,690
Discussions around the web
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Herpes
Shingles
Cold Sores
Genital Herpes
Chicken Pox
Herpes Simplex
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Chicken Pox
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Herpes
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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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...
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Top Concerns
Acy
Nausea
2
Dizzy
1
Bell's Palsy
1
Encephalitis
1
Vomiting
1
Paranoia
1
Weight Loss
1
Vertigo
1
Stomach Problems
1
Paralyzed
1
Top Concerns
Zos
Rash
9
Pneumonia
5
Nerve Pain
4
Allergies
4
Weakness
2
Burning
2
CLL
1
MS
1
Vomiting
1
Common Cold
1
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Zostavax
Zos
Nausea
Acy
Zos
2
0
Dizzy
Acy
Zos
1
0
Bell's Palsy
Acy
Zos
1
0
Encephalitis
Acy
Zos
1
0
Vomiting
Acy
Zos
1
1
Paranoia
Acy
Zos
1
0
Weight Loss
Acy
Zos
1
0
Vertigo
Acy
Zos
1
0
Stomach Problems
Acy
Zos
1
0
Paralyzed
Acy
Zos
1
0
Rash
Zos
Acy
9
0
Pneumonia
Zos
Acy
5
0
Nerve Pain
Zos
Acy
4
0
Allergies
Zos
Acy
4
0
Weakness
Zos
Acy
2
0
Burning
Zos
Acy
2
0
CLL
Zos
Acy
1
0
MS
Zos
Acy
1
0
Vomiting
Zos
Acy
1
1
Common Cold
Zos
Acy
1
0
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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 Zostavax
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...
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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... "

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forums.poz.com
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... "

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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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