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    Condition: Shingles
    11/8/2015 8:45:21 PM

    Reviewer: katydid, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I had terrible pain in my back/shoulder for a week before the rash showed up. Was prescribed this the day the rash showed up. The rash did not spread, did not itch, the pain in my back continued but it was bearable. I did have a lot of confusion about an hour after taking the meds. This continues each time I take them, but I think the benefit outweighs the problems. I also have a problem with my h ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    10/24/2015 6:06:55 AM

    Reviewer: Margaret, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I started Acyclovir 800 mg 3 days ago and on the third evening developed swelling in my throat and a hive. I am allergic to many medications (nsaids). This is my 6th bought with shingles. In the past I have taken Valacyclovir 1 gm without an allergic reaction. I will ask my doctor for this med. again.

    Condition: Shingles
    5/12/2015 9:08:11 PM

    Reviewer: Feeling better, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Start having nerve pains in my left leg for 2 days, pain was unbearable at night day 3 I notice a large rash in my left hip with blisters I was seen in urgent care diagnosed with shingles . I started acyclovir 800 mg 5/times a day with prednisone and pain medication the shingles started clearing up after five days the nerves pain continues. Horrible pain

    Condition: Shingles
    2/5/2015 12:57:53 AM

    Reviewer: klo, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have had the shingles breakout on my buttocks for about 10 years, and it has been very painful for me, and within last year it started to occur up to twice a month at times. So about 4 months ago my Doctor prescribed acyclovir 4 tablets daily, and I have not had a single breakout since being on it. The medication is a blessing to me. Now it doesn't help with the longterm nerve pain from the ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    9/23/2014 4:11:13 PM

    Reviewer: RockyV, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I took this drug after being diagnosed with shingles. Initially, I had stiff neck and then a burning sensation with a subsequent rash on my neck. I was diagnosed the day my rash appeared. This medication may have minimized my shingles virus in terms of the rash. However, I did have continued pain for a period of two months. Due to the continued pain levels, blood tests were ordered. (more on t ... Show Full Comment

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