Acyclovir vs Valtrex for Cold Sores

Acyclovir
Valtrex
Other name: Zovirax Zovirax
Other name: Valacyclovir Valacyclovir
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cold Sores
2.3
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Cold Sores
1.9
Concern level
1.8
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Herpes
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Cold Sores
Genital Herpes
Chicken Pox
Herpes Simplex
Viral Infection
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Taken for:
by discussions around the web
Herpes
Cold Sores
Shingles
Genital Herpes
Chicken Pox
Herpes Simplex
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Method of use:
Ointment, Pill
Method of use:
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
Rash
9
Tiredness
4
Acne
4
Common Cold
4
Depression
3
Allergy
3
Nausea
2
Nerve Pain
2
Anxiety
2
Sore Throat
2
Top Concerns
Val
Rash
8
Tiredness
4
Acne
4
Depression
4
Common Cold
4
Allergy
3
Anxiety
2
Nerve Pain
2
Nausea
2
Flu Like Symptoms
2
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8
Tiredness
Acy
Val
4
4
Acne
Acy
Val
4
4
Common Cold
Acy
Val
4
4
Depression
Acy
Val
3
4
Allergy
Acy
Val
3
3
Nausea
Acy
Val
2
2
Nerve Pain
Acy
Val
2
2
Anxiety
Acy
Val
2
2
Sore Throat
Acy
Val
2
0
Rash
Val
Acy
8
9
Tiredness
Val
Acy
4
4
Acne
Val
Acy
4
4
Depression
Val
Acy
4
3
Common Cold
Val
Acy
4
4
Allergy
Val
Acy
3
3
Anxiety
Val
Acy
2
2
Nerve Pain
Val
Acy
2
2
Nausea
Val
Acy
2
2
Flu Like Symptoms
Val
Acy
2
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 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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Valtrex
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