Acyclovir therapy for varicella in otherwise healthy children and adolescents.
If you are using probenecid, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment with acyclovir.
The clinical response to acyclovir treatment has usually been good for patients with normal immunity from whom HSV having reduced susceptibility to acyclovir has been recovered, either before, during or after therapy.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In vitro, acyclovir triphosphate stops replication of herpes viral DNA. An effect category for each drug interaction. There is no clinical benefit of the ointment in immunocompetent patients, although decreased viral shedding may be noted. Treatment with acyclovir has been shown to shorten the time to healing, reduce the number of lesions, reduce the number of vesicles, and reduce other symptoms such as fever, anorexia, and lethargy.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Do not use in pregnant women or in women of childbearing age who do not use reliable contraception.
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When taken as directed, Acyclovir helps speed up the healing process, reduces transmission risks, and helps minimize the risk of complications that can result from herpes outbreaks. An acute infection caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus as causes chickenpox.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Taking this medicine will not prevent you from passing genital herpes to your sexual partner. Typically, doses range from 200 mg to 800 mg, and these doses are taken either three, four or five times daily.