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Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterize...
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Acyclovir vs Zostavax

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Other name: Zovirax (Zovirax)
Other name: Varivax (Varivax)
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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...
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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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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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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 down with shingles on ...on 03/01 who also prescribed Acyclovir and Cephalexin. Obviously, I am... "

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tment? Did you take acyclovir or valtrex for 5-6 days...
" ...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... "

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rse, sometimes initially with IV acyclovir. I presume that...
" ...them a longer course, sometimes initially with IV acyclovir. I presume that you are ...7 day treatment course of famvir/valtrex/acyclovir,etc Good luck; By the way, ...suggest vaccination with VZV... "

a year. Would Zostavax be of any help? My doctor put me...
" ...Shingles - between 6 and 10 a year. Would Zostavax be of any help? My doctor put me on low dose Famcyclovir ...come off. A change to Acyclovir didn't have any impact. Prescription... "

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ndering if the Zostavax vaccine could be of help....
" ...approximately every 4 years. Since Aciclovir and Zovirax ointment became available, ...last 6 months, I take Valtrex 1000mg daily. Despite this, ...approximately monthly. I was wondering if the... "

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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 stop the shingles but it helps some of the symptoms . Its a nasty thing and unfortunately i have quite... "

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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 ...prove to me and 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 ...prove to me and the doc that the daily acyclovir really did... "

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f the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - and s...
" ...the HIV, I did had the Zostavax shot a while back - ...two. The daily dosage of acyclovir however does the trick though ...prove to me and the doc that the daily acyclovir really did... "

vir, valcyclovir, or famcyclovir. Antiviral drugs may al...
" ...with antiviral drugs, which include acyclovir, valcyclovir, or famcyclovir. Antiviral drugs ...the Food and Drug Administration approved a VZV vaccine (Zostavax) for use in people 60 and older who have... "

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