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Acyclovir is a prescription medicine that is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
- Acyclovir Dosing
This eMedTV segment highlights some of the factors that will affect your acyclovir dosing and offers tips on when and how to take the medication. Typical doses for the treatment of various conditions are also provided.
- Acyclovir Medication Information
This eMedTV Web page provides some information on acyclovir, a medication used to treat genital herpes, chickenpox, and shingles. This page explains the different forms in which this drug is available and what to discuss with the doctor prescribing it.
- Acyclovir Side Effects
A few common side effects of acyclovir include diarrhea, nausea, and a general ill feeling. This eMedTV page provides detailed lists of both common and rare side effects that can occur with the drug, including those requiring prompt medical attention.
Acyclovir is a drug often prescribed to treat genital herpes, shingles, or chickenpox. This eMedTV page describes how acyclovir works and explains what to discuss with your doctor before using this drug. Acyklovir is a common misspelling of acyclovir.
- Causes of Shingles
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (the same virus that causes chickenpox). This eMedTV segment offers more information on the causes of shingles, including an explanation of how the varicella-zoster virus becomes reactivated.
Shingles, which is caused by reinfection with the chickenpox virus, is most common in people over age 50. This eMedTV page lists other risk factors for shingles and describes various treatment options. Chingles is a common misspelling of shingles.