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    Condition: Shingles
    11/6/2017 12:11:39 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    The same day I began using Acyclovir, I experienced several extreme and rare side fx of this medication. The dosage was 800mg 5 times a day for 7 days. Within 2hrs of taking the second dose, I began noticing vertigo, nausea, a migraine-like headache and general sense of being unwell. I went marketing with my husband, I told him I felt awful, like I was going to pass out. The next thing I knew, I w ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    8/5/2017 11:53:22 AM

    Reviewer: msdeb, 55-64 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    When I wake up in the morning and i havent had this drug, the nerves around my eye hurt.

    Condition: Shingles
    7/29/2017 2:12:16 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was prescribed with this drug after having a relapse of the shingles. Dosage was 800mg 3x a day. By day 3 my breakout was starting to heal and not further breakouts have occurred. The side effects are not pleasant. I experienced headache, nausea excessive thirst and loose bowels throughout the prescribed time. By day 14 I had severe nausea and diaherra. It works well but the side effects m ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    4/30/2017 6:36:15 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    On day one of taking acyclovir for shingles, a half-hour after taking the forth dose I fainted twice, having a slight seizure the second time. All tests done at the ER said I was perfectly healthy and after IV fluids, I was allowed to leave. I am 57, and have never fainted before. I drank 84 ounces of water that day, but was dehydrated by the drug.

    Condition: Shingles
    3/1/2017 9:10:51 AM

    Reviewer: April2270, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    The medication has helped with my shingles. I'm currently on day 8 of 800 milligrams. Side effects I have experienced are slight headache constantly sometimes it's intense, feel very dry lips are chapped and I can't drink enough water. I did catch the outbreak within 24 hours so I have been lucky and haven't experienced the extreme of pain. The outbreak is on my face jaw line area ... Show Full Comment

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