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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of acyclovir oral.

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Condition: Shingles
4/26/2009 6:57:58 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Was diagnosed in my early 20's with genital herpes. After the first outbreak, I was never plagued again! Now at age 57, I developed shingles on the left side of my neck, chest, eyelid, and inside my left ear. I had no idea what it was but happened to be seeing my oncologist for something else, and he recognized it as shingles. So, after only about 36 hours of the outbreak, I started this med a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
4/25/2009 5:20:37 AM

Reviewer: alaskapip115@yahoo.com, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medication seems to be working very well. I have been takeing the med. for nearly a week now and my shingles have not spread. There is no itching but at times a burning sensation. this is the first time I have had shingles and I am 65 years old. I am sure a large amount of stress in my life at this time has caused this condition

Condition: Shingles
3/24/2009 6:39:31 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
First time to use this drug, used Valtrex the first time, very inexpensive compared to Valtrex. Nausea, diarrhea, not hungry feeling,very thirsty. Only taking 2 times daily, because of the side effects lasting for six hours, then gone.

Condition: Shingles
3/8/2009 10:21:21 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This is my second day and dont feel very well, 5 times a day is a killer and I feel alot of nausea and dizzy. Not a good thing with two small kids. Hoping it works better today.

Condition: Shingles
1/25/2009 7:18:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking this medication within the first 24 hours of the onset of shingles. As far as I can tell it has saved me from a great deal of pain. Today is the 8th day of treatment and I am certainly feeling relief of the burning pain to the entire left side of my torso. The areas are beginning to dry and heal to some extent.

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