Acyclovir (Zovirax) for Herpes Zoster
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Definition: Aciclovir or acyclovir, chemical name acycloguanosine, abbreviated as ACV, is a guanosine analogue antiviral drug, marketed under trade names such as Cyclovir, Herpex, Acivir, Acivirax, Zovirax, and Zovir. One of the most commonly used antiviral drugs, it is primarily used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, as well as in the treatment of varicella zoster (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles). Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes the acute (short-lived) illness chickenpox which generally occurs in children and young people. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
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Health experts published 92 studies on Herpes Zoster Vaccine and Herpes Zoster making Herpes Zoster Vaccine the #2 most researched treatment. In research involving Herpes Zoster, experts have concluded that Herpes Zoster Vaccine is effective in 17 studies and safe in 11 studies.
Health experts published 118 studies on Valacyclovir and Herpes Zoster making Valacyclovir the #4 most researched treatment. In research involving Herpes Zoster, experts have concluded that Valacyclovir is effective in 29 studies and safe in 17 studies.
Health experts published 98 studies on Famciclovir and Herpes Zoster making Famciclovir the #5 most researched treatment. In research involving Herpes Zoster, experts have concluded that Famciclovir is effective in 25 studies and safe in 13 studies.
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