75-year-old male with herpes zoster on the inner elbow and wrist of the left arm, history of stroke, history of heart pain, and duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer.He is taking statin drugs.Can you tell me if it is okay to take acyclovir tablets now if I want to treat shingles?The old man saw the instructions and said that there are a lot of side effects.
Hello, according to the description, shingles is required to take acyclovir, taking into account its side effects, can be taken after meals.It is recommended to visit the dermatology department of a regular hospital for infusion treatment. When infusing, you can choose ganciclovir or ribavirin and use drugs that protect the gastric mucosa at the same time, plus the infusion can also be accompanied by drugs that nourish the nerves and accelerate the recovery of herpes zoster.If the pain is obvious, it can be combined with red light and topical application of furnace glycolic lotion.
The general treatment of herpes zoster is required to take some appropriate antiviral effect drugs, commonly used is acyclovir tablets, it is advisable to go to a regular hospital in a timely manner, combined with professional doctors interview advice after the appropriate antiviral effect drugs, herpes zoster to timely corresponding treatment, because if the treatment is not timely, there may be post-neuralgia!
The elderly do not have significant liver or kidney damage, so it does not matter if they use acyclovir, the side effects of this drug are not particularly significant if it is not used for a long time.