Zovirax –When is this medication prescribed?
Human race has only one true enemy and those are viruses. They say that the viruses are the only thing that is capable of destroying the entire human race with a single swoop. Sure, some of the most deadly diseases have been caused by bacteria, but the viruses have also had their influence on thinning out the humanity at different points in time. First of all we had all the influenza pandemics that have caused deaths of hundreds of millions in just the 20th century. Then, we were faced with HIV that threatened to be the virus that was going to wipe us all out. We also encountered some viruses that were much more violent than HIV, but that we managed to keep under control. However, viruses still have the potential of developing new strains that will be capable of destroying our society as we know it. However, most types of viruses can still be treated and Zovirax is one of the most effective antiviral medications out there, although it is targeted at only certain types of viruses, such as herpes simplex viruses, varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus. Herpes simplex viruses are responsible for different herpes infections that range from genital herpes to cold sores, while the varicella zoster viruses are responsible for chicken pox and herpes zoster which is in fact caused by the same varicella virus that caused chicken pox in the patient in the past. It reactivates at a certain point in time and starts causing new problems. Zovirax is used to treat all these conditions, not to cure infections, but to control the infections, making them shorter and treating the symptoms.
What else should I know about Zovirax Treatment?
Zovirax is one of the medications that are best tolerated by patients and this is in fact the most important reason why Zovirax is considered as the beginning of the new era in treating viruses. It is very selective and it extremely low in cytotoxicity, meaning that it has very few unwanted side effects. In fact, the person who developed this medication got the Nobel Prize in 1988. However, your doctor still will need to know if you are allergic to this medication or if you have severe kidney disease of any kind. In these cases, you are most probably going to be prescribed with a different antiviral medication. Once your Zovirax regimen starts, you will need to stick to the prescribed dosage, schedule and the duration of your regimen. The last part is extremely important as there are people who cease to use Zovirax once their symptoms have subsided. You should never do this as you risk the infection from starting all over again. It is best to finish the treatment in full if you wish to prevent reappearance of the infection. You also need to know that taking Zovirax does not prevent you from infecting other people with herpes virus and you should take precaution not to by avoiding any contact with affected areas of the body.