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Review: Acyclovir and Prednisone

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Acyclovir and Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on 314 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 314 people who take Acyclovir, Prednisone are studied

Acyclovir, Prednisone outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Acyclovir (acyclovir)
- Prednisone (prednisone)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Acyclovir is effective60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Prednisone is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Febrile Neutropenia
(5 reports)

Pyrexia
(4 reports)

Renal Failure
(3 reports)

Haematochezia
(2 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(2 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(5 reports)

Diarrhoea
(5 reports)

Haematochezia
(4 reports)

Rectal Ulcer
(4 reports)

Pyrexia
(4 reports)

Renal Disorder
(3 reports)

Depression
(3 reports)

Raynaud's Phenomenon
(3 reports)

Scleroderma
(3 reports)

Osteomyelitis
(3 reports)

Pyelonephritis
(2 reports)

Diarrhoea
(2 reports)

Vaginal Swelling
(1 report)

Abdominal Pain Aggravated
(1 report)

Elevated Liver Enzymes
(1 report)

Pain In Jaw
(1 report)

Osteonecrosis
(1 report)

Oral Disorder
(1 report)

Local Swelling
(1 report)

Plasmacytoma
(1 report)

n/aSkin Plaque
(1 report)

Pyrexia
(18 reports)

Fatigue
(16 reports)

Arthralgia
(15 reports)

Urinary Tract Infection
(14 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(14 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Acyclovir is effective54.55%
(6 of 11 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
Prednisone is effective38.46%
(5 of 13 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common drug interactions Pyrexia
(33 reports)

Fatigue
(25 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(19 reports)

Nausea
(19 reports)

Diarrhoea
(16 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(15 reports)

Pyrexia
(14 reports)

Pancytopenia
(9 reports)

Pneumonia
(6 reports)

Pruritus
(6 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acyclovir is effectiven/an/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
13.33%
(2 of 15 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
n/a
Prednisone is effectiven/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
12.50%
(2 of 16 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
n/a

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common drug interactions Platelet Count
(1 report)

Platelet Count Decreased
(1 report)

Pancytopenia
(1 report)

Neutropenia
(1 report)

Malaise
(1 report)

Epstein-barr Virus Infection
(3 reports)

Aplastic Anaemia
(3 reports)

Aplasia Pure Red Cell
(1 report)

Oedema Peripheral
(1 report)

Pyrexia
(5 reports)

Multi-organ Failure
(5 reports)

Stevens Johnson Syndrome
(5 reports)

Corneal Erosion
(5 reports)

Rash Maculo-papular
(4 reports)

Cholesteatoma
(3 reports)

Dysuria
(3 reports)

Stevens-johnson Syndrome
(3 reports)

Hearing Impaired
(3 reports)

Ear Haemorrhage
(3 reports)

Arthralgia
(9 reports)

Bronchitis
(8 reports)

Depression
(8 reports)

Lymphadenopathy
(8 reports)

Fatigue
(8 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(6 reports)

Pyrexia
(5 reports)

Nephritis Interstitial
(4 reports)

Nausea
(4 reports)

Angina Pectoris
(3 reports)

Anxiety
(10 reports)

Pyrexia
(9 reports)

Asthma
(9 reports)

Impaired Healing
(7 reports)

Fatigue
(7 reports)

Pyrexia
(19 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(19 reports)

Blood Sodium Decreased
(10 reports)

Diarrhoea
(9 reports)

Fatigue
(9 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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