Skip to content

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

    Overall User Ratings

    320 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    «Previous 11-15 of 100 Next»
    Condition: Shingles
    8/27/2014 9:19:14 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Wanted to give everyone on here an update from last week when I first got the shingles. Finished my meds yesterday at 800mg. 5 X a day for 7 days. Gradually seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but still too ill to get back to work. Each day I'm getting a little more strength back and still have the nerve pain but this too is getting better. Blessings to all ~

    Condition: Shingles
    8/24/2014 4:56:56 PM

    Reviewer: Chatterbox, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Small rash appeared just left on my spine , 3rd day after noticing I went to doc. First round of 400mg didnt do anything,now on second round with 800mg. Rash is lighter and the burning sensation that wrapped around my side is fading some. Higher dose has upset my stomach some but I can deal with it. The rash is drying out so my shirt is catching it and making it itch like crazy! Note to self: ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    8/21/2014 7:43:56 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Approximately one week before getting the shingles I felt very stressed out and depressed. Then a few days before the outbreak I had body aches and woke up in the morning with horrible headaches. A few days later I woke in the morning and noticed a huge patch of redness near the base of my spine on my butt. So I rubbed my hand across it and felt a blister pop. I immediately went to my Dermatologis ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    8/1/2014 10:12:51 AM

    Reviewer: xprn64, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:

    Condition: Shingles
    7/23/2014 10:21:36 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was having horrible searing pain from my shoulder blade all the way around to my breast. After several days, i broke out in blisters. After 4 days, I went to the doctor because I was in so much pain. I was diagnosed with shingles. After 5 days on Acyclovir I am feeling almost back to normal. The medicine has really upset my stomach though. Even after eating with each dose.

    «Previous 11-15 of 100 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes supply kit
    Pack and prepare.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    acupuncture needle on shoulder
    10 tips to look and feel good.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    woman biting a big ice cube
    Habits that wreck your teeth.
    apple slices with peanut butter
    What goes best with workouts?
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Newsletters

    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.