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    Condition: Shingles
    4/22/2019 5:37:23 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Medication took care of rash and hives but the stomach pain and nausea are so bad-Do not know if will be able to finish

    Condition: Shingles
    4/13/2019 10:47:18 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Got the medication as soon as diagnosed with shingles. Markedly reduced the pain within 24 hours and began to reduce the blistering and spread to other areas within about 48 hrs. Only side effect was tiredness and fatigue.

    Condition: Shingles
    3/29/2019 2:34:07 PM

    Reviewer: LA, 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:
    I had shingles and writhin 48 hrs started the medication and took it for 10 days religiously. I had discomfort with all the side effects but I had chickenpox so bad in my 20â??s that I wasnâ??t going to mess around. My main concern a month after stopping the medication is that I have ringing in my ears that seems to get worse instead of going away. Iâ??ll be seeing my Dr about this ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    12/25/2018 4:45:38 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I had a large rash outbreak appear on right shoulder upper right chest and neck. I had redness and tingling days before but since its my first time I didnâ??t associate it with anything. Anyway on day one it didnâ??t hurt and I assume it was an allergy, day two redness went down but I reached for a Dr.; I was not able so see a Dr until day 3 and I started Valacyclovir 3x a day 7 days th ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    12/18/2018 11:15:19 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Had bad pain and was nauseous for two weeks before shingles rash showed up. Doctor immediately put me on valacyclovir. The caplets are huge so I had difficulty taking them, finally cutting them into eighths for ease of taking. Have been on this medicine for four days and am now experiencing bad headaches, and am lethargic. I do think this medicine helped clear up the shingles rash as most blisters ... Show Full Comment

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