Acyclovir

About "Acyclovir"

Acyclovir is an antiviral medication used to treat the outbreaks of cold sores, shingles, and chickenpox. It does not cure these diseases but just decreases the severity and length of such lesions.

Related Terms: Herpes, Herpes Infection, Herpes 1, Genital Herpes, Hsv, Herpes Simplex Virus, Antiviral Drugs

Recently Answered Questions


Can I take Acyclovir until I find Valcivir?
Query: Hello doctor,Tablet containing Acyclovir 200 mg is only available here. I have arranged to receive tablet Valcivir 1000 mg, but it will take a week to reach here. Kindly advise.  Read Full »
Dr. (prof.) Kumaresan Muthuvel
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acyclovir can be taken as 800 mg five times daily. Usually, Acyclovir is a dispersible tablet. Place four tablets in a glass of water and then you can drink the water once the tablets dissolve. Repeat this five times daily for five days. After a week, there is no p...  Read Full »
 
I have shingles and taking Acyclovir. Can I travel?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a patient, age 30, with Crohn’s disease. I take Humira and recently had a flare up, thus started a round of Prednisone to get through the flare-up. The combination of Humira and Prednisone has resulted in shingles. I saw a dermatologist who prescribed Acyclovir. I was six days in...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your post. Shingles involve a single dermatome. So, it is unlikely going to spread and will heal completely in two weeks. Prednisolone is a steroid and can cause reactivation of Shingles. So you need to take Acyclovir at least for one week and continue Pre...  Read Full »
 
Is the OraQuick HIV home testing really accurate?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a male who had unprotected intercourse two days ago with a female who had tested negative on Oralquick two months ago. Turns out she has been quite active and I am debating on doing PEP. I can see her on Tuesday and she said will take another test but that will be 96 hours. I can s...  Read Full »
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acyclovir has no effect on PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). Yes, it would be wise to start PEP and later you can stop it. Oraquick is not reliable after two days of exposure. Hope it helps. For more information consult an HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://...  Read Full »
 
For which infection is Zovirax suggested?
Query: Hello doctor, Two years back, I had fever and headache. From then I am having gait and muscle pains. After many tests, doctor suggested EBV test. Results are IgG positive and IgM came negative and then gave Zovirax 800. I am shocked as it is a tablet for HIV. Does my EBV report say that I have HIV...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zovirax (Acyclovir) is actually a medicine for viral infection and your physician is on right lines. Do not worry about that. Not many benefits are seen with Zovirax in infectious mononucleosis (IM) caused by Epstein-Barr virus- EBV, but this is good if indicated. Yes,...  Read Full »
 
I have pain in the penis after frequent sex. Please suggest medications.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I am married since six years. I went abroad for a project for two months. There were no sexual relations in these two months. I just came back from the project and am having sex twice a day for the past three days. Now, I have a slight pain in the tip and ba...  Read Full »
Dr. Purushottam Sah
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can apply Acyclovir cream and Clotrimazole cream both together, thrice a day, until completely free of the problem and four to five days after that, use condoms. For further queries consult a sexologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/sexolo...  Read Full »
 
How to treat skin infection due to chickenpox?
Query: Hi doctor, What are the treatments available for chickenpox in an adult and secondary bacterial infection of the skin due to chicken pox?  Read Full »
Dr. Divakara P
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Treatment for chickenpox in adults is tablet Acyclovir 800 mg five times a day for seven days. For secondary bacterial infection, you can apply Soframycin (Framycetin) ointment over the skin lesions three times a day for one week. You can also take some antihistaminic...  Read Full »
 
Multiple sore like protrusions around an eye is spreading to the other. Will it cause blindness?
Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year old nephew with autism had a swollen right eye four days ago, which turned into infection with multiple sore like protrusions around the eye. It is now spreading to the left eye. The doctors at the children's hospital have no idea what it is, but they have not ruled out herpes. ...  Read Full »
Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition looks like herpes blepharitis and conjunctivitis. In children, we suggest oral Acyclovir and have to observe his cornea as it may spread to the cornea also. He has to be kept under observation by a pediatric ophthalmologist. Consult your specialist doctor,...  Read Full »
 
Inspite of having Zovirax, rashes on my penis has not subsided. Why is it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I got rashes on my glans penis after sex with my wife. I have consulted a doctor and he suggested to use Zovirax 200 mg four times a day for one week, thinking that it is herpes. But, I think it is not. I have used it but no improvement at all. The rashes gettin...  Read Full »
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send more clear photographs for better diagnosis. Also send the photograph of the lesion before taking Zovirax (Acyclovir) Revert back with clear pictures to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »
 
Please tell me some remedies for chickenpox.
Query: Hello doctor, I have chickenpox, and the blisters are big. What should I eat, and what should I avoid eating? And please tell me some remedies.  Read Full »
Dr. Ashish Agrawal
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should consult a nearby physician to confirm the diagnosis of chickenpox. I suggest you try the following. Tablet Acyclovir 800 mg, thrice daily for 14 days. Apply ointment Acyclovir on the blister for seven days. Syrup Zincovit (Multivitamin) 5 ml for ...  Read Full »
 
I have painful rashes on thigh that spreads? Is it shingles?
Query: Hi doctor, I have got very painful rashes on my left thigh which seems to be going up to my spinal cord. Is it shingles? I do not know but I want a good diagnosis soon. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Rashmi Singh
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this does look like shingles. Please visit a dermatologist on an urgent basis and start on antiviral like Acyclovir or Valacyclovir as soon as possible. Other possible causes for sudden occurrence of such lesions can be irritant contact dermatitis that you ca...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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