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Warnings and Precautions With Valacyclovir - Zostavax Warnings and Precautions

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  • Warnings and Precautions With Valacyclovir
    This eMedTV resource highlights some warnings and precautions with valacyclovir, including allergic reactions and reducing the dosage in people with poor kidney function. This page also describes who should avoid taking the drug.
  • What Is Acyclovir Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, acyclovir uses are primarily concerned with treating shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This article takes an in-depth look at these and other uses for the drug, including off-label uses.
  • What Is Famciclovir Used For?
    Famciclovir is used for the treatment of genital herpes, shingles, and cold sores in adults. This part of the eMedTV library further explains what famciclovir is used for and discusses possible "off-label" famciclovir uses.
  • What Is Gabapentin Used For?
    Gabapentin uses are primarily focused on treating nerve pain after a shingles infection and seizures. This eMedTV Web page describes these uses in more detail, explaining how the drug works and exploring off-label uses, such as the treatment of ALS.
  • What Is Lidoderm?
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses, the Lidoderm patch is approved for treating nerve pain following a case of shingles. This article takes a closer look at what Lidoderm is, how it works, and possible side effects.
  • What Is Valacyclovir Used For?
    What is valacyclovir used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, valacyclovir is prescribed for shingles, cold sores, and other conditions. The drug helps reduce the time it takes for the infections to heal. This page also outlines some off-label uses.
  • Zostavac
    Zostavax is a drug that is given as a single injection to help prevent shingles in people age 50 and older. This eMedTV segment explains how Zostavax works and describes the vaccine in more detail. Zostavac is a common misspelling of Zostavax.
  • Zostavac for Shingles
    Zostavax is an injection that can be given to help prevent shingles in people over the age of 50. This eMedTV page describes this medicine and lists possible side effects. Zostavac for shingles is a common variation and misspelling of Zostavax.
  • Zostavac Vaccine
    Zostavax is a shingles vaccine that is specifically approved for people age 50 and older. This eMedTV article briefly covers how Zostavax works and links to more detailed information. Zostavac vaccine is a common variation and misspelling of Zostavax.
  • Zostavax
    Zostavax is a vaccine that can be given to help prevent shingles in people 50 years old and older. This eMedTV article describes how Zostavax works, lists possible side effects of the drug, and explains what you should know before getting the vaccine.
  • Zostavax -- Vaccine for Shingles
    This eMedTV selection presents a brief overview of Zostavax, which is a shingles vaccine. It explains how the medication works, how long it is effective, and how it is administered, with a link to learn more.
  • Zostavax and Breastfeeding
    Zostavax is generally not recommended for breastfeeding women. As this eMedTV Web page explains, since no studies have been conducted on Zostavax and breastfeeding, it is not known whether the drug passes through breast milk to nursing infants.
  • Zostavax and Pregnancy
    At this time, no human or animal studies have been conducted on Zostavax and pregnancy. This selection from eMedTV Web site discusses the potential complications that may occur if Zostavax is used during pregnancy.
  • Zostavax Dosage
    Your Zostavax dosage will be given as a single injection, just under the skin on the upper arm. This eMedTV resource contains other Zostavax dosing information and explains what you should know before getting your injection.
  • Zostavax Drug Interactions
    Immune globulins, immunosuppressants, and other vaccines may cause Zostavax drug interactions. This eMedTV article lists specific immunosuppressants that may interact with Zostavax and explains what may happen when these drugs are taken together.
  • Zostavax Side Effects
    Common Zostavax side effects may include redness or swelling at the injection site, headaches, and fever. This eMedTV page lists other side effects that may occur, including potentially serious problems that should be reported to a doctor right away.
  • Zostavax Uses
    Zostavax is used for the prevention of shingles in people who are 50 years old and older. This page from the eMedTV Web site discusses Zostavax uses in more detail and explains how the vaccine works to prevent shingles.
  • Zostavax Warnings and Precautions
    If you have an active tuberculosis infection, you should wait to get a Zostavax vaccination. This eMedTV segment includes other important Zostavax warnings and precautions, and provides a list of certain people who should not get the vaccine.
  • Zostervax
    Many doctors will recommend Zostavax, a shingles vaccine, to people over 50 years old. This eMedTV Web page offers more information on Zostavax and its uses, effects, and potential side effects. Zostervax is a common misspelling of Zostavax.
  • Zostivax
    Zostavax is used for preventing shingles in people over the age of 50. This eMedTV article briefly describes the vaccine, including side effects, and offers a link to more detailed information. Zostivax is a common misspelling of Zostavax.
  • Zostovax
    Zostavax is a vaccine that is commonly used to prevent shingles in adults 50 years old and older. This eMedTV resource further describes Zostavax and lists possible side effects of the vaccine. Zostovax is a common misspelling of Zostavax.
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