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    Condition: Shingles
    4/19/2012 7:02:23 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had a bout w/shingles as a teenager and the pain was unbearable. I went to my dermatologist and he prescribed me Zovirax[(pill) and in a couple of days the pain diminished. The rash also didn't last as long as he thought. For me the pill worked very well and in no time. I truly recommend it.

    Condition: Shingles
    9/23/2010 2:37:56 PM

    Reviewer: transplant, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have a kidney transplant in 1995.due to the meds that suppress my immune i take acyclovir, 200mg 3X daily. I have not had a shingle outbeak in 13 yrs. I don't care for all the brands that are out there. The blue caspule works best for me. when i am given a diferent one it does not work as well for me.

    Condition: Shingles
    7/11/2010 10:08:20 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Made me very sick racing heartbeat,extreme tirdness. But did help the rash

    Condition: Shingles
    9/28/2009 11:33:14 AM

    Reviewer: srt1502@bellsouth.net6y77hv, 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:
    Within 2 days, the shingles started to dry up. Still have some pain in the shoulder, but calms downafter taking Advil.Also have Hydocodone for pain which I have not taken.

    Condition: Shingles
    5/8/2009 10:51:52 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I was beginning to have a outbreak and I started the meds and it stopped the outbreak in its tracks. However, I am very sleepy and a little dizzy. I have also noticed a slight rash but more itchiness on my stomach. It worked great at stopping the outbreak but not sure if I can handle feeling so loopy all day. The side effects started within 1 hr of taking 1 pill. My prescribed dose is 2 pills a da ... Show Full Comment

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