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    Condition: Shingles
    3/20/2016 11:47:36 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Severe acid reflux had to stop will call dr to cont with another to finish

    Condition: Shingles
    1/20/2016 6:07:07 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    helped with symptoms of shingles but sideaffects are awful. Nausia, dirrhea, indigestion, tiredness. they are almost unbearable.

    Condition: Shingles
    11/12/2015 10:36:20 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was a tad worried about taking this drug after reading the reviews. My Shingles was diagnosed about 3 days after the bumps started appearing on the left side of my skull. The infection was somewhat painful, but not terrible. Within two days of taking the drug and pain subsided and within 6 days it was pretty much cured. A month later there is no pain for me. Sounds like I'm fortunate. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    11/11/2015 9:56:31 PM

    Reviewer: 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:
    This medicine helps with the itching, stinging and pain, and it did stop the blister from apowaring, as I started the medicine early. I didn't like the Sleepyness, and fatigue. It also caused some stomach issues and pain urinating....I am not sure if I would take this again or not

    Condition: Shingles
    12/7/2013 10:16:31 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I started taking this medication within 6 hours of the onset of the rash. This was two days after I was in severe pain. After taking this medication for three days, the rash is starting to dry up. It never did blister. So I like the effectiveness of it. But my stomach is in bad shape. It hurts with each step I take. It's fine when I stand still or sit. I quit taking it. If my stomach ... Show Full Comment

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