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Acyclovir (Generic)

Acyclovir Generic

Acyclovir is one of the most commonly used antiviral drugs, and is primarily designated for treatment of the herpes virus. Acyclovir effectively diminishes the discomfort and length of herpes outbreaks from those who suffer from recurring episodes, and may also be used reduce the outbreak of genital warts, cold sores, shingles, and chicken pox. Acylovir is the active ingredient found in brand-name medications such as Zovirax, Acivirax and Herpex.

Acyclovir is primarily used to temporarily treat (but not cure) herpes simplex virus. Take Acyclovir at the first sign of herpes related symptoms, such as: tingling, blisters or a burning sensation. Acyclovir reduces the occurrence of outbreaks associated with herpes, genital warts, cold sores, chickenpox, and shingles (herpes zoster). This treatment works to destroy much of the herpes virus, diminishing it's the growth and the potential to spread.

Acyclovir may also be marketed as:
ACV, Zovirax, Xovir, Aciclovir, acycloguanosine, Acivir, Acivirax, Herpex, and Cyclovir.