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Acyclovir: Oral capsule

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
Pill Identification: N 940 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: MYLAN 2200 MYLAN 2200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
Pill Identification: APO 042 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Carlsbad Technology Inc
Pill Identification: 200 CTI 111 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC
Pill Identification: N 940 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Actavis US
Pill Identification: LOGO 605 LOGO 605 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Harvard Drug Group Company
Pill Identification: APO 042 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Harvard Drug Group Company
Pill Identification: APO 042 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: 200 CTI 111 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: N 940 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: APO 042 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC
Pill Identification: MYLAN 2200 MYLAN 2200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: N 940 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: WATSON Acyclovir 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: N 940 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: MYLAN 2200 MYLAN 2200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Actavis US
Pill Identification: WATSON Acyclovir 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc, a Sun Pharma Company
Pill Identification: RX652 RX652 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Actavis US
Pill Identification: WATSON Acyclovir 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: LOGO Zenith 4266 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Golden State Medical Supply Inc
Pill Identification: APO 042 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: HP 146 HP 146 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO 042 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
AvPAK; a Division of AvKARE Inc
Pill Identification: 200 CTI 111 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Mova Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: A05 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: MYLAN 2200 MYLAN 2200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: ZENITH 4266 200 
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Acyclovir 200mg Cap
Par Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Company
Pill Identification: A05 200 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Acyclovir: Oral capsule

What is this medicine?

ACYCLOVIR (ay SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles. This medicine will not cure herpes.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Zovirax: Oral capsule

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Acyclovir: Oral capsule
Usage by Gender
62.09%
37.91%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
4.19%
18.71%
38.39%
38.71%
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Patient Experiences with Acyclovir

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View All 5 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.0 / 5
Tolerable: 4.0 / 5

Help Tremendously
The pain was excruciating with genital herpes. In taking the medicine, the symptoms improved in about 3 to 5 days for me. It might work faster with others, however. Towards the end of taking the medicine, it's like everything went back to normal, well, somewhat. The medicine is very effective.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
June 21, 2017
From: clarksville, VA
Age: 19-24
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Reduced symptoms and severity!
Rash started day 1 Saw physician day 5 Started on 800 mg tab 5x day for 7 days Today is 7th day of meds never got more than 15 spots from day 1 of med Never oozed Scabbing now Skin burn and itch almost completely gone Just used aloe w lidocaine on skin took some tylenol and avoided heat wore only cotton next to rash Get in early know the signs
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 4
Anonymous
November 17, 2015
From: Aurora, MN
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Great!
Been taking this medication for almost 2 years and have not had any outbreaks.
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
May 21, 2015
From: Hammond, IN
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Help Oral Herpes Heal Faster
The tablet is a little bit difficult to swallow so I take it with food to help it go down. I noticed an immediate improvement to the oral herpes cold sore. I think it helped speed the healing process. I have been on to keep from getting another attack. I have noticed a the spot healed but a couple of tiny blisters still off and on inside my mouth. I was hoping it would prevent future blisters but at least they did not did not develop in to sores. I have a little bit of nausea from time to time but not sure if that is due the medication. Overall it is easy to take and works as intended.
Helpful: 15
Unhelpful: 3
CVS Customer
February 15, 2015
From: La Mesa, CA
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as inteneded
After one day of use the blisters stopped forming and spreading. No side effects for me.
Helpful: 19
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
October 30, 2014
From: Argyle, TX
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree