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Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: Guest 0-2 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 18

My daughter had HSV-1 in her finger, and if treatment via oral Zovirax starts in the first 48 hours, it works wonders. Especially in conjunction with the ointment. Unfortunately, after the 48 hour window closes it has no effect. Being a toddler, it's hard to give it to her as she doesn't like anything near her mouth, but she's getting better at taking it as she gets older.

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Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: Guest 0-2 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 18

My daughter had HSV-1 in her finger, and if treatment via oral Zovirax starts in the first 48 hours, it works wonders. Especially in conjunction with the ointment. Unfortunately, after the 48 hour window closes it has no effect. Being a toddler, it's hard to give it to her as she doesn't like anything near her mouth, but she's getting better at taking it as she gets older.

Related Reading: treatment | zovirax

Comment from: Joycie 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 03

I have been taking Zovirax for shingles for about three years now. I take two tables daily and have only had shingles once since starting this daily routine. It is a blessing as I was having shingles at least twice a month or more before and even after taking the shingles vaccine. Thanking God for this medication.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: Guest 0-2 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 18

My daughter had HSV-1 in her finger, and if treatment via oral Zovirax starts in the first 48 hours, it works wonders. Especially in conjunction with the ointment. Unfortunately, after the 48 hour window closes it has no effect. Being a toddler, it's hard to give it to her as she doesn't like anything near her mouth, but she's getting better at taking it as she gets older.

Related Reading: treatment | zovirax

Comment from: Joycie 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 03

I have been taking Zovirax for shingles for about three years now. I take two tables daily and have only had shingles once since starting this daily routine. It is a blessing as I was having shingles at least twice a month or more before and even after taking the shingles vaccine. Thanking God for this medication.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: 04 Tina 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 11

Have been taking for one month, virus dx 5 years ago, pretty much dormant and excessive stress triggered outbreak. Medicine does what it is supposed to (no outbreaks) Only side effect is itching in localized area-lower back, hydrocortisone cream relieves it

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Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: Guest 0-2 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 18

My daughter had HSV-1 in her finger, and if treatment via oral Zovirax starts in the first 48 hours, it works wonders. Especially in conjunction with the ointment. Unfortunately, after the 48 hour window closes it has no effect. Being a toddler, it's hard to give it to her as she doesn't like anything near her mouth, but she's getting better at taking it as she gets older.

Related Reading: treatment | zovirax

Comment from: Joycie 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 03

I have been taking Zovirax for shingles for about three years now. I take two tables daily and have only had shingles once since starting this daily routine. It is a blessing as I was having shingles at least twice a month or more before and even after taking the shingles vaccine. Thanking God for this medication.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: 04 Tina 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 11

Have been taking for one month, virus dx 5 years ago, pretty much dormant and excessive stress triggered outbreak. Medicine does what it is supposed to (no outbreaks) Only side effect is itching in localized area-lower back, hydrocortisone cream relieves it

Related Reading: stress | hydrocortisone

Comment from: bjr 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 14

I was given this medication for treatment of shingles 2 days after the first outbreak. I am a 59 year old female and weight approx. 130 lbs. I was told by the doctor to take 800mg 5 times a day for 7 days. The medication upset my stomach so much that I could not keep it down. The side effects from the medication were almost as bad as the shingles themselves.

Related Reading: treatment | shingles | stomach

Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: Guest 0-2 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 18

My daughter had HSV-1 in her finger, and if treatment via oral Zovirax starts in the first 48 hours, it works wonders. Especially in conjunction with the ointment. Unfortunately, after the 48 hour window closes it has no effect. Being a toddler, it's hard to give it to her as she doesn't like anything near her mouth, but she's getting better at taking it as she gets older.

Related Reading: treatment | zovirax

Comment from: Joycie 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 03

I have been taking Zovirax for shingles for about three years now. I take two tables daily and have only had shingles once since starting this daily routine. It is a blessing as I was having shingles at least twice a month or more before and even after taking the shingles vaccine. Thanking God for this medication.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: 04 Tina 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 11

Have been taking for one month, virus dx 5 years ago, pretty much dormant and excessive stress triggered outbreak. Medicine does what it is supposed to (no outbreaks) Only side effect is itching in localized area-lower back, hydrocortisone cream relieves it

Related Reading: stress | hydrocortisone

Comment from: bjr 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 14

I was given this medication for treatment of shingles 2 days after the first outbreak. I am a 59 year old female and weight approx. 130 lbs. I was told by the doctor to take 800mg 5 times a day for 7 days. The medication upset my stomach so much that I could not keep it down. The side effects from the medication were almost as bad as the shingles themselves.

Related Reading: treatment | shingles | stomach

Comment from: futuregirl54 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 19

I was prescribed Zovirax for an outbreak of the shingles, the medication started drying up the sores fast, but my body feels achy all day, the headaches are unbearable at times and remembering to take every four hours 5 times a day is hard sometimes, but I guess it is worth it, bompared to the sores and pain.

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Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: Guest 0-2 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 18

My daughter had HSV-1 in her finger, and if treatment via oral Zovirax starts in the first 48 hours, it works wonders. Especially in conjunction with the ointment. Unfortunately, after the 48 hour window closes it has no effect. Being a toddler, it's hard to give it to her as she doesn't like anything near her mouth, but she's getting better at taking it as she gets older.

Related Reading: treatment | zovirax

Comment from: Joycie 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 03

I have been taking Zovirax for shingles for about three years now. I take two tables daily and have only had shingles once since starting this daily routine. It is a blessing as I was having shingles at least twice a month or more before and even after taking the shingles vaccine. Thanking God for this medication.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: 04 Tina 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 11

Have been taking for one month, virus dx 5 years ago, pretty much dormant and excessive stress triggered outbreak. Medicine does what it is supposed to (no outbreaks) Only side effect is itching in localized area-lower back, hydrocortisone cream relieves it

Related Reading: stress | hydrocortisone

Comment from: bjr 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 14

I was given this medication for treatment of shingles 2 days after the first outbreak. I am a 59 year old female and weight approx. 130 lbs. I was told by the doctor to take 800mg 5 times a day for 7 days. The medication upset my stomach so much that I could not keep it down. The side effects from the medication were almost as bad as the shingles themselves.

Related Reading: treatment | shingles | stomach

Comment from: futuregirl54 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 19

I was prescribed Zovirax for an outbreak of the shingles, the medication started drying up the sores fast, but my body feels achy all day, the headaches are unbearable at times and remembering to take every four hours 5 times a day is hard sometimes, but I guess it is worth it, bompared to the sores and pain.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 18

My doctor prescribed this for first sign of shingles - I had a rash on my side of my torso and a terrible pain inside this area. I could not even move a little and the pain would attack me. I felt relieve almost immeriatly after starting to take this drug. And in a few days, I had gotten rid of shingles. I love this drug.

Related Reading: shingles

Comment from: sues4u 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I got my first cold sore at 58!!! It was massive and lingered for almost a month. I had several more episodes and just recently used zovirax 800mg 5x's a day at the onset of tingling. It kept the blistering from happening!! It was slightly painful for a day or two but never really developed into full blown sore. I had a bit of diarrhea but it was so worth it...

Related Reading: zovirax | diarrhea

Comment from: Guest 0-2 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 18

My daughter had HSV-1 in her finger, and if treatment via oral Zovirax starts in the first 48 hours, it works wonders. Especially in conjunction with the ointment. Unfortunately, after the 48 hour window closes it has no effect. Being a toddler, it's hard to give it to her as she doesn't like anything near her mouth, but she's getting better at taking it as she gets older.

Related Reading: treatment | zovirax

Comment from: Joycie 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 03

I have been taking Zovirax for shingles for about three years now. I take two tables daily and have only had shingles once since starting this daily routine. It is a blessing as I was having shingles at least twice a month or more before and even after taking the shingles vaccine. Thanking God for this medication.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: 04 Tina 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 11

Have been taking for one month, virus dx 5 years ago, pretty much dormant and excessive stress triggered outbreak. Medicine does what it is supposed to (no outbreaks) Only side effect is itching in localized area-lower back, hydrocortisone cream relieves it

Related Reading: stress | hydrocortisone

Comment from: bjr 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 14

I was given this medication for treatment of shingles 2 days after the first outbreak. I am a 59 year old female and weight approx. 130 lbs. I was told by the doctor to take 800mg 5 times a day for 7 days. The medication upset my stomach so much that I could not keep it down. The side effects from the medication were almost as bad as the shingles themselves.

Related Reading: treatment | shingles | stomach

Comment from: futuregirl54 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 19

I was prescribed Zovirax for an outbreak of the shingles, the medication started drying up the sores fast, but my body feels achy all day, the headaches are unbearable at times and remembering to take every four hours 5 times a day is hard sometimes, but I guess it is worth it, bompared to the sores and pain.

Related Reading: zovirax | shingles

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 18

My doctor prescribed this for first sign of shingles - I had a rash on my side of my torso and a terrible pain inside this area. I could not even move a little and the pain would attack me. I felt relieve almost immeriatly after starting to take this drug. And in a few days, I had gotten rid of shingles. I love this drug.

Related Reading: shingles

Comment from: cinbad25 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 14

I have had two bouts with herpes of the eye. Dr. now has me taking 200 mg. everyday. This has not returned in they eye however, in the last month I have had cold sores on my lips. Five total....I thought the cold sores of the eye and mouth were the same complex. Anyone else have this problem?

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Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

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12 Preventable STDs: Pictures, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment See Slideshow
Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

Comment from: dabronxx 45-54 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 26

Was on zovirax had no problem.Then they switch me to acyclovir.Have blister under my lip can't shave it's not a cold sore.

Related Reading: zovirax

Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

Comment from: dabronxx 45-54 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 26

Was on zovirax had no problem.Then they switch me to acyclovir.Have blister under my lip can't shave it's not a cold sore.

Related Reading: zovirax

Comment from: poor auto imune 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 24

I got Cellulitis on the right side of my face making it well over a 3 hour period. which left me in a hospital bed for 3 days. Acyclovir Tab and Top has almost put me to a full recovery. The only side effect I really had to deal with was severe headaches. Which my doctors put me on Topamax and Citaloprma. It took a day but works great.

Related Reading: cellulitis | topamax

Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

Comment from: dabronxx 45-54 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 26

Was on zovirax had no problem.Then they switch me to acyclovir.Have blister under my lip can't shave it's not a cold sore.

Related Reading: zovirax

Comment from: poor auto imune 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 24

I got Cellulitis on the right side of my face making it well over a 3 hour period. which left me in a hospital bed for 3 days. Acyclovir Tab and Top has almost put me to a full recovery. The only side effect I really had to deal with was severe headaches. Which my doctors put me on Topamax and Citaloprma. It took a day but works great.

Related Reading: cellulitis | topamax

Comment from: Teda 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 25

I haven't seen any outbreaks while taking this medication. Although I have experienced burning, stinging, and tenderness while taking acyclovir but I haven't seen any blisters for about 4 months. I think my body is becoming immune to this medication.

Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

Comment from: dabronxx 45-54 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 26

Was on zovirax had no problem.Then they switch me to acyclovir.Have blister under my lip can't shave it's not a cold sore.

Related Reading: zovirax

Comment from: poor auto imune 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 24

I got Cellulitis on the right side of my face making it well over a 3 hour period. which left me in a hospital bed for 3 days. Acyclovir Tab and Top has almost put me to a full recovery. The only side effect I really had to deal with was severe headaches. Which my doctors put me on Topamax and Citaloprma. It took a day but works great.

Related Reading: cellulitis | topamax

Comment from: Teda 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 25

I haven't seen any outbreaks while taking this medication. Although I have experienced burning, stinging, and tenderness while taking acyclovir but I haven't seen any blisters for about 4 months. I think my body is becoming immune to this medication.

Comment from: transplant 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 23

I have a kidney transplant in 1995.due to the meds that suppress my immune i take acyclovir, 200mg 3X daily. I have not had a shingle outbeak in 13 yrs. I don't care for all the brands that are out there. The blue caspule works best for me. when i am given a diferent one it does not work as well for me.

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

Comment from: dabronxx 45-54 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 26

Was on zovirax had no problem.Then they switch me to acyclovir.Have blister under my lip can't shave it's not a cold sore.

Related Reading: zovirax

Comment from: poor auto imune 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 24

I got Cellulitis on the right side of my face making it well over a 3 hour period. which left me in a hospital bed for 3 days. Acyclovir Tab and Top has almost put me to a full recovery. The only side effect I really had to deal with was severe headaches. Which my doctors put me on Topamax and Citaloprma. It took a day but works great.

Related Reading: cellulitis | topamax

Comment from: Teda 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 25

I haven't seen any outbreaks while taking this medication. Although I have experienced burning, stinging, and tenderness while taking acyclovir but I haven't seen any blisters for about 4 months. I think my body is becoming immune to this medication.

Comment from: transplant 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 23

I have a kidney transplant in 1995.due to the meds that suppress my immune i take acyclovir, 200mg 3X daily. I have not had a shingle outbeak in 13 yrs. I don't care for all the brands that are out there. The blue caspule works best for me. when i am given a diferent one it does not work as well for me.

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 11

Made me very sick racing heartbeat,extreme tirdness. But did help the rash

Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

Comment from: dabronxx 45-54 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 26

Was on zovirax had no problem.Then they switch me to acyclovir.Have blister under my lip can't shave it's not a cold sore.

Related Reading: zovirax

Comment from: poor auto imune 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 24

I got Cellulitis on the right side of my face making it well over a 3 hour period. which left me in a hospital bed for 3 days. Acyclovir Tab and Top has almost put me to a full recovery. The only side effect I really had to deal with was severe headaches. Which my doctors put me on Topamax and Citaloprma. It took a day but works great.

Related Reading: cellulitis | topamax

Comment from: Teda 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 25

I haven't seen any outbreaks while taking this medication. Although I have experienced burning, stinging, and tenderness while taking acyclovir but I haven't seen any blisters for about 4 months. I think my body is becoming immune to this medication.

Comment from: transplant 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 23

I have a kidney transplant in 1995.due to the meds that suppress my immune i take acyclovir, 200mg 3X daily. I have not had a shingle outbeak in 13 yrs. I don't care for all the brands that are out there. The blue caspule works best for me. when i am given a diferent one it does not work as well for me.

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 11

Made me very sick racing heartbeat,extreme tirdness. But did help the rash

Comment from: POOHBEAR 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: March 16

i HAVE HAD GENITAL HERPES SINCE 1992. I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND IT BROKE PART OF MY BACK AND SINCE THAT IS WHERE THE VIRUS GOES TO BE DORMANT, IT IS ACTIVE ALL THE TIME. I HAVE TO TAKE THE MED DAILY TO PREVENT OUTBREAKS THAT ARE VERY PAINFUL AND LAST TWO WEEKS OR MORE. DO YOU KNOW THE MANUFACTURER WHERE I CAN GET A DISCOUNT ON THIS DRUG OR ASSISTANCE? SS

Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 02

genitals herpes outbreak

Comment from: Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 19

I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

Related Reading: shingles | zovirax

Comment from: dabronxx 45-54 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 26

Was on zovirax had no problem.Then they switch me to acyclovir.Have blister under my lip can't shave it's not a cold sore.

Related Reading: zovirax

Comment from: poor auto imune 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 24

I got Cellulitis on the right side of my face making it well over a 3 hour period. which left me in a hospital bed for 3 days. Acyclovir Tab and Top has almost put me to a full recovery. The only side effect I really had to deal with was severe headaches. Which my doctors put me on Topamax and Citaloprma. It took a day but works great.

Related Reading: cellulitis | topamax

Comment from: Teda 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 25

I haven't seen any outbreaks while taking this medication. Although I have experienced burning, stinging, and tenderness while taking acyclovir but I haven't seen any blisters for about 4 months. I think my body is becoming immune to this medication.

Comment from: transplant 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: September 23

I have a kidney transplant in 1995.due to the meds that suppress my immune i take acyclovir, 200mg 3X daily. I have not had a shingle outbeak in 13 yrs. I don't care for all the brands that are out there. The blue caspule works best for me. when i am given a diferent one it does not work as well for me.

Related Reading: kidney

Comment from: 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 11

Made me very sick racing heartbeat,extreme tirdness. But did help the rash

Comment from: POOHBEAR 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: March 16

i HAVE HAD GENITAL HERPES SINCE 1992. I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND IT BROKE PART OF MY BACK AND SINCE THAT IS WHERE THE VIRUS GOES TO BE DORMANT, IT IS ACTIVE ALL THE TIME. I HAVE TO TAKE THE MED DAILY TO PREVENT OUTBREAKS THAT ARE VERY PAINFUL AND LAST TWO WEEKS OR MORE. DO YOU KNOW THE MANUFACTURER WHERE I CAN GET A DISCOUNT ON THIS DRUG OR ASSISTANCE? SS

Comment from: Male Patient Published: February 23

Two years ago, after a long day of lawn work, I felt what I thought was a foreign object in my left eye. Nothing was found and I was unable to sleep because of the worsening discomfort. The next morning I went to my very qualified eye doctor to get it checked. He looked at my eye for maybe ten seconds and asked if I had recently had a fever blister on the left side of my mouth. I had had one in the same spot that flared up maybe twice a year. He said: "It's now on your eye". I assured him that I'm very careful not to spread the virus and he explained that we can't infect ourselves. The virus is in a nerve in that side of my face. If not treated very quickly this can cause blindness and it scars the eyeball. Thankfully, we were quick to treat this. He warned me that by that night I would be in pain and it was excruciating. He prescribed heavy doses of Zovirax to knock it out and it did within two days. I have taken the Zovirax daily since this happened and have had no fever blisters and no side effects that I know of. The thought of going through that again is frightening and I can't imagine life without this drug. It's expensive until I consider the value of my eyesight.

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