15 patient evaluations for Acyclovir

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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 7, 2014 (Started Dec 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cold sores (fever blisters))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

Nov 14, 2013 (Started Dec 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cold sores (fever blisters))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Dec 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cold sores (fever blisters))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Dec 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cold sores (fever blisters))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily

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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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Sep 17, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for shingles (herpes zoster))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to take this medication 5 times a day, four 200 mgs caps. It was alittle hard to fit it into all my other medicine doses. I had to make out a schedule & the hours so I could check them off as I took them. But it did help with the pain & it dried out the blisters. It was hard at first to take it, but as time went on, it became alot easier, knowing that it was helping me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for shingles (herpes zoster))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have to take this med 5 times a day. 4-200 mg capsules. It has helped with the pain & burning. And the areas appear to be drying out. I just have to remember to take it as scheduled, I have to write it down, & check it off as I take it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Apr 17, 2011 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for shingles (herpes zoster))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 9, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Painful lymph nodes (glands))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: medication seemed to aggravate chronic fatigue symptoms, swollen lymph glands flu like feeling, stopped medication when hospitalized for ischemic bowel & infection
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Painful lymph nodes (glands)

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Nov 24, 2010 (Started Nov 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Herpes outbreak)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

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May 4, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

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Dec 22, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cold sores (fever blisters))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Definitely makes cold sores/fever blisters dry up faster. Does not burn like some OTC treatments do.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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