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

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What are the drugs

Acyclovir (latest outcomes from 1,269 users) has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in herpes simplex.

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,937 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 317 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
PancytopeniaPyrexiaOsteomyelitisElevated Liver EnzymesFractureBlood Creatinine Increased
NauseaNeuropathy PeripheralOsteonecrosisWeight Gain PoorPain In JawPruritus
Liver Function Test AbnormalNauseaPeriodontitisStools - Pale Or Clay ColoredPlasmacytomaUrinary Tract Infection
T-cell LymphomaDrug IneffectiveTachycardiaElectrolyte ImbalanceSoft Tissue InfectionBack Pain
Rectal UlcerLiver Function Test AbnormalFatiguePurulent DischargeAnxiety
HaematocheziaUrinary 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
Urinary Tract InfectionHypotension
DiarrhoeaPruritus
Back PainCondition Aggravated
AnaemiaAbscess
Rash Maculo-papularRenal Failure Acute
Pain In ExtremityPneumonia

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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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Acyclovir (acyclovir) is often used to treat herpes simplex. Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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