About Us Contact Us Products Articles


Weight loss

Skin Care


December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011


Secondary hypertension

Sun,29 January 2012 Secondary hypertension (secondary high blood pressure) is high blood pressure that is caused by another medical condition. Secondary hypertension differs from the usual type of high blood p

see more...

What is coronary artery disease?

Tue,31 January 2012  Coronary artery disease occurs when fatty deposits called plaque (say "plak") build up inside the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries wrap around the heart and supply it with b

see more...

What are the methods of treatment for hemorrhoids

Wed,01 February 2012 Hemorrhoids are treated with home treatment, fixative (nonsurgical) procedures, and/or surgery. Home treatment Home treatment methods for hemorrhoids

see more...

Antivirals for shingles

Fri,03 February 2012 Antiviral medications prevent the virus that causes shingles from multiplying. These medications shorten the period of rash, decrease pain during the active stage of the illness, and reduce the pos

see more...

Testosterone injection

Fri,31 May 2013 What is the most important information I should know about testosterone injection? This medication can cause birth defects in an unborn baby if it is used by a woman during pregnancy. Do not

see more...

Interesting Facts

A recent study found that 57% of high school steroid users said they would risk shortening their life for increased performance.


aciclovir acyclovir affct anabolic steroids antiviral benefit Birth Chickenpox cold sore defects drugs effect Effective Encephalitis eye famciclovir Famvir form Genital genital herpes herpes HGH HIV Human Growth Hormone infection infections Lips medication medications medicines men Mouth ointment Orolabial pain painkillers pregnancy Reactivation Shingles skin Statins steroids therapy treatment use Valacyclovir Valtrex varicella virus Zovirax

Antivirals for shingles

Antiviral medications prevent the virus that causes shingles from multiplying. These medications shorten the period of rash, decrease pain during the active stage of the illness, and reduce the possibility of getting complications of shingles, such as postherpetic neuralgia. Antivirals may be taken orally (by mouth) or injected intravenously (in a vein).
Why It Is Used

Anyone who has shingles can use antivirals, but antivirals are particularly beneficial for adults older than 50 and people with weak immune systems. They are also used for people with severe rash and those who have rash near an eye and/or on the forehead.
How Well It Works

Antivirals may reduce the severity of shingles and speed healing. When acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir are taken within 72 hours of getting shingles, these medicines can significantly reduce the duration of pain associated with shingles. These medicines also reduce the pain caused by postherpetic neuralgia.1, 2
Side Effects

Antivirals have few side effects but may cause headache, nausea, and loss of appetite.

See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About

Valacyclovir and acyclovir are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of shingles.

If you have kidney problems, you may need to take less than the typical dosage of antiviral medication. Before you start antiviral treatment, be sure your health professional is aware of your other medical conditions.

If you have a weakened immune system, as may happen to people with diseases such as HIV or diabetes, your health professional may inject antiviral medications into your vein (intravenously).


May,2015    All right reserved. Free Web Templates