Acyclovir dosage for outbreak

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Avatar f tn Hi, for suppression the recommended dosage would be 400 mg twice a day every day for acyclovir. It inhibits the virus from muliplying.
Avatar n tn Acyclovir is always 2x/day for suppressive therapy. You can not take acyclovir just 800mg 1x/day. It's not effective that way. Call your provider up and question that dose. If they say that that dose works too -ask them to please cite the research that backs that. I guarantee you they can't provide any that shows that 800mg once a day is effective for acyclovir!! do you have hsv1 or hsv2 genitally? How about orally - which one?
Avatar n tn He was on meds for the first year but found with a healthy diet, exercise, and the use of a sauna when he feels an outbreak coming that he has not had an ob for over a year. In saying that I have drastically changed my diet and started acyclovir during my first ob (which I just got over in a little over a week). My dr. put me on acyclovir 200mg 5xDaily. First question: From what I have read so far everyone is on 400mg 2xDaily. Is my dosage right?
Avatar m tn My question is I know this is suppressive dosage will this dose have any effect on my current outbreak that gone on for 1 month? he gave me 2 weeks worth at this dosage, i know its better than nothing, up til now I have been only taking l-lysine 3000mg/day, zinc/50mg, b-complex and vitamin c - helping but ob still here.
Avatar n tn Your acyclovir dosage is correct the way it is now for suppressive therapy: 400mg 2X day. Taking more does not correlate with being more effective.
Avatar m tn I started having very mild genital herpes outbreaks about eight months ago, and for this outbreak (only one small blister) I decided to take acyclovir tablets and acyclovir cream. I have no pain or itching. I have taken it for a day and a half, 200 mg every 4 hours, omitting the nighttime dose. My blister is pretty much gone, and Im wondering, would it be okay to stop taking the acyclovir? I read everywhere that Im supposed to take it for 5 days, but is it for the same reason as antibiotics?
Avatar n tn How many days prior to visiting you does he start his acyclovir? The dose of acyclovir for ob's is 400mg 3x/day for 5 days or 800mg 3x/day for 2 days. In theory he would no longer be shedding by saturday but that's not a perfect assumption. It's up to the two of you how you feel about having sex this weekend.
Avatar m tn I have HSV1 and HSV2 for several years and am currently prescribed Acyclovir 200mg 1x per day as a suppression dosage for HSV2. With this I still have an outbreak every 6 months or so, treated by getting 400mg 5x per day, which basically works, but the suppression dosage may not be enough. Reading here, it seems that 200mg 1x daily is waaaay too low, and I should be on 400mg 2x daily, correct? Should I go back to doc and get a new prescription, and question him closely?
Avatar n tn He was on meds for the first year but found with a healthy diet, exercise, and the use of a sauna when he feels an outbreak coming that he has not had an ob for over a year. In saying that I have drastically changed my diet and started acyclovir during my first ob (which I just got over in a little over a week). My dr. put me on acyclovir 200mg 5xDaily. First question: From what I have read so far everyone is on 400mg 2xDaily. Is my dosage right?
Avatar m tn There are no cures for any virus; doubtful we'll find a cure for herpes for a good many years. The antivirals do a great job at suppressing shedding and reducing outbreaks. Most herbal remedies promising to cure herpes and the like are complete quackery while making the folks peddling the stuff rich! I still would recommend seeing your doc to rule out other potential issues.
Avatar m tn I've asked him to be tested but he said either way he's not leaving so we go on the assumption he has it for now. I was giving acyclovir for outbreak if any 200 mg 5 times a day, because I don't seem to ever recall having one. I did have a discharge which was told it was yeast but it never seemed to go away so I went back and asked that blood work be taken because of stuff I read and it was herpes. Can I just take 200 mg twice a day for suppression . Please advise ?
Avatar m tn Hi! i had a outbreak two months ago and things have been ok since. i recently went for a test and my HSV IgG was positive. I met a new doctor - a gynecologist and she wants to put me on a 21 day course of zorvax. in most posts i see a 7 or 10 day program.. is anyone familiar with a 21 days program?
Avatar m tn you can price the difference at your local pharmacy. the dose for suppressive therapy with acyclovir is 400mg twice a day every single day.
Avatar f tn for a post shaving rash, try just sprinkling corn starch on the rash and see if that helps. If it stays there longer than a few days, follow up on that with your provider.
Avatar m tn He also told me it's OK for me to take three a day (because otherwise the symptoms are unbearable) for the next few days and then go back down to two and he also have me topical acyclovir for then. Although I've read the cream is not recommended for genital. He said to just hang in there too. That answer is starting to get old but I suppose there is nothing else to be done.
Avatar m tn Having been newly infected with genital herpes (presumably HSV2, although I've tested positive via IgG for both types) with the first visible genital outbreak just a month ago, does it make sense to launch into a daily regimen of acyclovir or to simply wait for another outbreak and do another standard round of things then. I realize that there may never be another outbreak, or it could be many months, etc.
Avatar f tn Just not wanting to break pills in half and just wanting to pop a 1gm pill twice a day is perfectly fine too. topical acyclovir cream is ineffective for genital herpes recurrences. we haven't recommended it for genital herpes for probably close to 15 years now. you can use topicals for pain relief though.
Avatar f tn Hi there. I have had HSV-1 genitally for 17 years. After a few initial outbreaks, it went dormant until last year when it came back with a fury. I went on Acyclovir as a suppressant at first, but kept having OBs, so switched to Valtrex in February of this year. It worked beautifully at first. I then had a small outbreak in June that lasted 5 days. I am currently having an outbreak that began over a month ago.
2158979 tn?1336794189 I took Acyclovir 200my Dr gave me; I opt for the 800mg 3x a day for 2 days. I've been reading thru posts, and if my body/immune system is weaken HSV 2 will come up. Its been the 3rd day of taking 800mg and my lesions (no more blisters but its just skin not healed) has not fully heal but it just burns/discomfort. Do I need to continue the dose of 800mg? or tone it down to 400mg until lesion COMPLETELY HEAL? My Dr is a 29 y/o BEAUTIFUL FEMALE!!
Avatar f tn Also, there are 2 spots above my clitoris (where the labia split) that look like little papercuts that burn and itch. On my acyclovir rx label it says to increase the dosage to 2 tabs three times daily for 2 days during an outbreak and Ive done that but it did not help the situation. I would normally go to the dr. immediately but they will be closed until next monday after the holiday. I really dont know if this is a herpes outbreak (if so then why didnt the meds work?
Avatar f tn He also did another complete blood test and a urinalysis. In the meantime, he prescribed Acyclovir 400mg TID for 10 days, clindamycin, and more diflucan. Soon after treatment with the Acyclovir, I noticed a change for the better. My ulcerated lesions begin to heal and the discharge diminished. The culture test came back positive for Herpes, however the blood test was negative for HSV I and II, most likely due to the fact that I haven't developed antibodies yet.
Avatar f tn I have been taking different doses of Acyclovir over the past 2 months to get control of the virus and it gets better but does not go away completely. Should I switch meds? Would it be harmful to just increase the dosage of Acyclovir for a longer period as it's recommended for just 10 days.
Avatar n tn i had one outbreak for about 3 weeks til it finally cleared. now after about a three week break i am experiencing another outbreak. it started in one area then a week later expanded to another area. my whole labia is blotchy red and bumby and nothing is clearing it. i started upping my dosage of valtrex the second i thought the ob was coming on and now its been going on three weeks and it conitnually gets worse. i tried tea tree oil and lemon balm but nothing is helping it.
Avatar n tn i have about 3 outbreaks a year..i upped my dosage today..i took 3 400mg pills of Acyclovir today instead of 2 but what if i go into labor????? AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Avatar f tn It's important for me to take my pills everyday but lately when i run out the pharmacy keeps having a problem with my prescription for some reason so I'll have to wait til that gets handled which took like a week or two then by then i already have an outbreak. One outbreak leads to another outbreak without the medication. It's like i already been trying to keep my stress level down and been trying to eat right yet i keep getting an outbreak.
Avatar f tn I plan on increasing my dosage to the recommended amount for late pregnancy. (just found out I am six weeks along a couple days ago). I am concerned though, what happens if I do get an outbreak and it is within a month or so of my due date? Does anyone have experience with this? Did you have a C-section? Does anyone know how long the cells shed?
Avatar m tn My boyfriend and I are planning to go further into the relationship, and however I would like to do the most that I can to prevent him of getting the virus from me. I have stand-by pills of acyclovir with me for around 5 outbreaks that I can remember. Could you advise help to advise on how much of the dosage that I will need to take for suppressive treatment, and how long will it take to start to be effective? Thanks in advance for the help.
Avatar m tn acyclovir is way cheaper than valtrex is. call your provider for a prescription for it. you can get a round of acyclovir at walmart for $4 even without insurance! Daily suppressive therapy through them is under $20 a month too even without insurance. doubtful it's a std causing this issue. I'd just go for a full exam and testing for bv, not std testing. if your partner contracted hsv2 from you, symptoms would occur between 2-20 days after you had sex.