Patients being treated with acyclovir are advised to stay adequately hydrated and take each dose with a full glass of water to protect the kidneys. I was also relieved that I had very little lasting nerve pain afterwards. However if I can't afford to get a refill, within ten days I have a flare up. Stillenduringthemat50 taken for 10 years or more December 23, Both work to speed up the healing process and reduce the viral activity.
The itching will usually stop within 12 hours after the first dose. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information - verify here.
Why is this medication prescribed?
These are all taken in pill form. Acyclovir cream and ointment can cause skin irritation. For the treatment of shingles, there is no information regarding initiation of treatment more than 72 hours following the onset of rash.
This medicine works like a charm. Apply a thin layer to lips 6 x per day and especially right before bed. Subscribe to receive email notifications whenever new articles are published.
Acyclovir mg-RAN, white, oval. I am on my 5th lot of acyclovir, starting with mg per day, increasing to 2, per day and 2 weeks ago was prescribed mg per day for 21 days.
Acyclovir ointment is indicated for the management of initial genital herpes and in limited non-life threatening mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infections in immunocompromised patients. Instead, it's frequently seeping out. To protect young children from poisoning, always lock safety caps and immediately place the medication in a safe location — one that is up and away and out of their sight and reach.
Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription. I had my first outbreak, it was horrible.
Acyclovir mg-PP, green, oval. Anonymous February 28, In study two, they took either mg three-a-day, high-dose acyclovir or standard mg daily doses of valacyclovir. It may be why I had such severe outbreaks. Many people feel the advantages of using medication for recurrent episodes are marginal compared with use in a primary episode. Immediately ameliorated symptoms and extremely efficacious when used prophylactically.