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Zovirax and Acyclovir are basically the same thing, the only difference is that one of the drugs is the name brand and the other is the generic name for the drug. This medication is an anti-viral, and is prescribed to suppress viral infections including chickenpox, shingles, and both oral and genital herpes infections. The drug is not a cure but will help improve symptoms and shorten the time an outbreak lasts. Treatment lengths and dosage amounts will vary depending on the type and severity of the viral infection. For Herpes Zoster infections, this medication is normally prescribed at eight hundred milligrams five times a day for seven to ten days of treatment.
For genital herpes, treatment can take three forms, initial treatment, intermittent treatment, and suppressive treatment. For the initial treatment of genital herpes, two hundred milligrams of Zovirax or Acyclovir should be taken five times a day for a length of ten days. For suppressive therapy, this medication should be taken in four hundred milligram pills two times a day for a year as the most common treatment, but there are also other treatment regimens that may be prescribed, including taking two hundred milligrams three or five times each day, depending on your specific condition. Intermittent treatment is only used when an outbreak is imminent, and usually consists of two hundred milligrams five times a day for five days. This medication is also prescribed for chickenpox. This treatment is usually eight hundred milligrams taken four times daily for five days. This will only work if the treatment is started within twenty four hours of the first symptoms, otherwise it is not effective. For patients who have a compromised immune system, the drug may be administered intravenously instead of in pill form.
Zovirax should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more or less, and only take it for the length advised by your doctor. Take this medicine at the first sign of any prodome symptoms. Make sure to take Zovirax with a full glass of water each time, and drink adequate fluids including water in between doses. This will keep your kidneys functioning properly and minimize any renal problems. You can take this medication with food if stomach problems occur when taken on an empty stomach. Make sure to take all of the medication until it is gone, even if you feel better and the symptoms improve, because the virus may still be active. Store these pills at room temperature away from extreme heat, cold, or sunlight. If you miss a dose, take it immediately unless it is close to time for the next dose. Do not double up because this has no benefits and greatly increases the risks of an accidental overdose. If an overdose is suspected, get medical attention immediately. Go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 right away. Symptoms of an overdose of Zovirax or Acyclovir include slowness and sluggishness, a marked decreases in the output of urine, hallucinations, confusion, seizures, loss of consciousness, and even death if medical treatment is not promptly received.
There are some side effects that may occur while taking this medication. These can range from very mild and a minor annoyance all the way up to severe enough to bother you significantly. If you develop any side effects that are bothersome, talk to your doctor. They may be able to switch doses or medications, or offer treatments and suggestions to minimize these symptoms. This medication can cause an upset stomach, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a complete loss of any appetite, and stomach or abdominal cramps or pains. You may also experience a headache, which may come and go or stay steadily present. Dizziness and weakness have also been reported right after starting his medication. Normally your body will make an adjustment within a few days of starting this medication, and the side effects will go away. Serious side effects are rare but can occur, and if you notice any of these contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room. These side effects include tingling or any numbness in your extremities, a sore throat, any change in the amount of your urine input, a rash, or any allergic reaction, such as hives, itching, swelling,a shortness of breath, and others. Other serious side effect can include intense back pain, bleeding or bruising that happens far easier than normal, or any weakness which is unusual. There are some medications and herbal supplements that may interfere with Zovirax and should not be taken with it unless directed by your doctor. This includes Benemid, the generic name of which is probenecid. Make sure your doctor knows all of the medications, vitamins, and supplements that you take, to minimize any harmful drug interactions.
There have been a number of clinical trials for Zovirax. In placebo controlled double blind studies, this medication greatly reduced the duration of the infection and shortened the lesion healing time. Pain was also reduced and far fewer lesions were formed for all the patients that took Zovirax. The medication slows down the viral shedding and helps keep viral levels down in the body. This medication is one of the most commonly prescribed anti-viral drugs for many viral infections, including herpes viruses. This medication is a treatment method that is very effective in reducing symptoms and lessening the severity of an outbreak. Safety studies have shown that this medication is safe when used as directed, and it has been approved by the FDA for use against viral infections, including suppressive therapy. Zovirax will not work against a common cold virus or a flu bug though, only specific viruses like herpes.
If you have herpes and your doctor has prescribed Zovirax for this condition, try to space the doses so that there is an equal amount of time between each dose through the day. This will keep your viral level down to the lowest possible point, and allow Zovirax to work most effectively.