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    Condition: Shingles
    4/15/2018 8:47:04 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Shingles outbreak on left calf. Began with sciatica type nerve pain shooting down leg, numbness of foot and feeling of sunburn, followed with blisters in 3 days. No known history of chicken pox, thought it was allergic reaction to plants while gardening, but here it is. After one day of this medicine, the blisters dried up and the swelling decreased. No further noticeable changes for three day ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    1/15/2018 6:03:26 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I donâ??t like taking drugs unless really painful. It works but have to take for 10 days. My breakouts have been small. If itâ??s not too bad I use Orajel , itâ??s for tooth ache but it works to kill the itch for me. I just use any brand. I only get breakout 4 times a year.

    Condition: Shingles
    12/17/2017 11:55:41 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I take at onset of severe ache in lower back that if not caught in time will cause pain spasm so severe that it lands me in bed unable to walk. 800mg 3x daily puts me back on my feet after a few days. I have not had a rash eruption since the first outbreak at age 35 but the same spot is where the ache recurs periodically. I don't take a suppressive dose as the recurrences of these episodes are ... Show Full Comment

    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.

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