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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 reports of 316 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Acyclovir (what 1,262 Acyclovir users reported?) has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is used in herpes simplex.

Prednisone (what 149,890 Prednisone users reported?) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is used in rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 316 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 effective50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 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)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Febrile NeutropeniaFebrile NeutropeniaRenal DisorderPyelonephritisOral DisorderEdema - Peripheral, Peripheral EdemaSkin PlaquePyrexia
PyrexiaDiarrhoeaDepressionDiarrhoeaOsteonecrosisAtrial FibrillationFatigue
Renal FailureHaematocheziaRaynaud's PhenomenonVaginal SwellingLocal SwellingAsthmaNausea
Blood Creatinine IncreasedRectal UlcerSclerodermaAbdominal Pain AggravatedGlossitisArthralgia
NauseaPyrexiaOsteomyelitisElevated Liver EnzymesFractureBlood Creatinine Increased
Liver Function Test AbnormalNeuropathy PeripheralOsteonecrosisWeight Gain PoorPain In JawPruritus
AstheniaNauseaPeriodontitisStools - Pale Or Clay ColoredPlasmacytomaUrinary Tract Infection
HaematocheziaDrug IneffectiveTachycardiaElectrolyte ImbalanceSoft Tissue InfectionBack Pain
DiarrhoeaLiver Function Test AbnormalFatiguePurulent DischargeAnxiety
Blood Sodium DecreasedUrinary Tract InfectionGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseasePneumoniaAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Acyclovir is effective54.55%
(6 of 11 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
Prednisone is effective38.46%
(5 of 13 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PyrexiaBlood Creatinine Increased
FatiguePyrexia
Febrile NeutropeniaPancytopenia
NauseaJaundice Nos
DiarrhoeaHypotension
Urinary Tract InfectionPruritus
Back PainCondition Aggravated
AnaemiaAbscess
Pain In ExtremityRenal Failure Acute
Rash Maculo-papularPneumonia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acyclovir is effectiven/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
13.33%
(2 of 15 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
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)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Platelet CountEpstein-barr Virus InfectionPyrexiaEar HaemorrhageArthralgiaBlood Creatinine IncreasedAnxietyPyrexia
Platelet Count DecreasedAplastic AnaemiaSepsis NosCholesteatomaBronchitisPyrexiaPyrexiaFebrile Neutropenia
PancytopeniaAplasia Pure Red CellMulti-organ FailureHearing ImpairedDepressionNephritis InterstitialAsthmaBlood Sodium Decreased
NeutropeniaOedema PeripheralStevens Johnson SyndromeDysuriaLymphadenopathyNauseaImpaired HealingDiarrhoea
MalaiseDermatitis NosCorneal ErosionStevens-johnson SyndromeFatigueDyspnoea NosFatigueFatigue
Markedly Increased Food IntakeRash Maculo-papularMastoid Disorder NosBlood Triglycerides IncreasedAngina PectorisWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedPancytopenia
Pneumonia KlebsiellaOral Mucosal BlisteringPyrexiaPain In ExtremityCardiac Failure CongestivePainNausea
Pyelonephritis NosBlisterDysphagiaBlood Glucose IncreasedDyspnoeaBack PainRespiratory Failure
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedGenital Ulceration NosAbdominal InfectionPhotopheresisDiarrhoeaHeart Rate IncreasedPruritus
White Blood Cells Urine PositiveDermatitis NosTympanic Membrane Disorder NosHaemorrhoidsPruritusCardio-respiratory ArrestAsthenia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Have read several studies about effectiveness of cimetidene in treating shingles. I was prescribed acuclovir for treatment of shingles, as well as prednisone. If I added cimetidine, would it spped my recovery?

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • after taking steroid 12 days ago I was told my blood sugar was 240 in the e.r. I was given glipizide but told not to take it by primary dr. I have been monitoring my blood sugar and its remained above 160 since. I have had averaging test and told I wasn't diabetic 2 yrs ago. I have reacted to medications before such as baclofen with high sugar but wonder if any of my prescription my be causing this?

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