14 patient evaluations for Acyclovir

Feb 15, 2016 (Started Feb 05, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for shingles (herpes zoster))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Five times daily

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Oct 1, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cold sores (fever blisters))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: taking acyclovir the moment you begin to feel the tingle of a blister, even before it shows, will make it go away and not reach a blister stage.

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Sep 27, 2013 (Started Aug 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for eczema herpeticum)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for herpes outbreak)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Difficult to tell if this was effective since we don't know what the diagnosis is.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 13, 2013 (Started Aug 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for eczema herpeticum)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for herpes outbreak)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Changed mind about taking this as the condition is not responding to this or Augmentin.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 5, 2013 (Started Aug 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for eczema herpeticum)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for herpes outbreak)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This anti-viral was very effective at beating my initial bout of eczema herpeticum but the frequency of doses is difficult to achieve. If you wake up late and don't start the first dose until 9am, the last dose is not until 1am. When you are tired and ill you don't stay up until 1am! I managed to achieve the doses by compressing the schedule to every 3-3.5 hours on the advice of my doctor, but a couple of days went by with only four doses and I felt that this slowed down my recovery. I'm now on Valtrex as it has a better schedule, but so far (72 hours in) it is not as effective as Acyclovir
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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