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Herpes simplex (, lit. "creeping") is a viral disease caused by both Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Infection...
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Valtrex 16,459
Acyclovir 8,119
Zovirax 1,726
Last Update February 13, 2016
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Acyclovir vs Valtrex

Acyclovir
VS.
Valtrex
Other name: Zovirax Zovirax
Other name: Valacyclovir Valacyclovir
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Herpes
1.9
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for Herpes
1.7
Concern level
2.6
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Herpes
Cold Sores
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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
Nausea
3
Dizzy
1
Bell's Palsy
1
Encephalitis
1
Paranoia
1
Vomiting
1
Weight Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Vertigo
1
Swollen Lymph Nodes
1
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Val
Rash
9
Common Cold
4
Depression
4
Allergies
3
Anxiety
2
Nerve Pain
2
Nausea
2
Flu Like Symptoms
2
Paranoia
1
Sore Throat
1
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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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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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I had a horrible reaction to Valtrex so to just say \"Oh...
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" @SOC, I had a horrible reaction to Valtrex so to just say \"Oh that is better\" is not always so. ...I also had problems with Famvir and now I have problems with Acyclovir. If I had to choose... "

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nput which is more effective? TIA, T.Anna...
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" ...DS is on Valtrex and it is helping combat his Coxsackie. But I see ...here are treating with Acyclovir. Any... "

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made my stomach hurt badly and gave me bad diarrhea. So,...
| www.herpes-coldsores.com
" ...while on valtrex. However, valtrex made my stomach hurt badly and gave me bad diarrhea. So, I have since switched to acyclovir and it works better for me. I have not had any side effects or adverse... "

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symptoms when I started Valtrex (related to acyclovir) but...
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" ...improvement of all my symptoms when I started Valtrex (related to acyclovir) but due to cost stopped... "

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personally don't tolerate valtrex. I do however tolerate ac...
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" ...or hsv2? I personally don't tolerate valtrex. I do however tolerate acyclovir quite well.  what side effects are you experiencing? what dose of valtrex are... "

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ave been taking doesn't work anywhere near as well for me...
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" ...Is there a (non-shady) way to get Valtrex that isn't covered by insurance without having to pay like $200 for it?? My health care provider doesn't cover... "

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anyone switched from Valtrex to Acyclovir? I know valtrex...
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" Has anyone switched from Valtrex to Acyclovir? I know ...is the prodrug to acyclovir.... and may... "

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don't have any side effects from acyclovir, but still t...
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" ...it's ok to just switch from acyclovir to valtrex. a new dr gave me a prescription for valtrex. i don't have any side effects from acyclovir, but still tingle often,... "

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to valtrex, I had horrible abdominal pain. Due to other...
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" ...suppressively, I used to get killer headaches. When I first switched from acyclovir to valtrex, I had horrible abdominal pain.  Due to other reasons, I just stay on acyclovir and have gotten quite... "

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hat acyclovir 400 mg twice a day is as effective in terms o...
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" Valtrex vs. Acyclovir Been conversing with ...Washington. She said that acyclovir 400 mg twice a day is as effective in terms of shedding ...impression that 500mg of Valtrex ONCE a day was as... "

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