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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 315 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 1,257 users) has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in herpes simplex.

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,848 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 315 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%
(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
HaematocheziaRectal UlcerSclerodermaAbdominal Pain AggravatedGlossitisArthralgia
Blood Creatinine IncreasedPyrexiaOsteomyelitisElevated Liver EnzymesFractureBlood Creatinine Increased
AstheniaNeuropathy PeripheralOsteonecrosisWeight Gain PoorPain In JawPruritus
NauseaNauseaPeriodontitisStools - Pale Or Clay ColoredPlasmacytomaUrinary Tract Infection
Liver Function Test AbnormalDrug IneffectiveTachycardiaElectrolyte ImbalanceSoft Tissue InfectionBack Pain
DiarrhoeaLiver Function Test AbnormalFatiguePurulent DischargeAnxiety
Rectal UlcerUrinary Tract InfectionGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseasePneumoniaAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Acyclovir is effective54.55%
(6 of 11 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 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
NauseaPneumonia
DiarrhoeaPruritus
Urinary Tract InfectionBlood Urea Increased
Back PainAbscess
AnaemiaCondition Aggravated
Pain In ExtremityRenal Failure Acute
Rash Maculo-papularArthralgia

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)
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 InfectionPyrexiaCholesteatomaArthralgiaBlood Creatinine IncreasedAnxietyPyrexia
Platelet Count DecreasedAplastic AnaemiaSepsis NosDysuriaBronchitisPyrexiaPyrexiaFebrile Neutropenia
PancytopeniaAplasia Pure Red CellMulti-organ FailureStevens-johnson SyndromeDepressionNephritis InterstitialAsthmaBlood Sodium Decreased
NeutropeniaOedema PeripheralStevens Johnson SyndromeHearing ImpairedLymphadenopathyNauseaImpaired HealingDiarrhoea
MalaiseDermatitis NosCorneal ErosionEar HaemorrhageFatigueDyspnoea NosFatigueFatigue
Markedly Increased Food IntakeRash Maculo-papularTympanic Membrane Disorder NosBlood Triglycerides IncreasedAngina PectorisWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedPancytopenia
Pneumonia KlebsiellaOral Mucosal BlisteringMastoid Disorder NosPain In ExtremityCardiac Failure CongestivePainNausea
Pyelonephritis NosBlisterAbdominal InfectionBlood Glucose IncreasedDyspnoeaBack PainRespiratory Failure
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedGenital Ulceration NosDysphagiaPhotopheresisDiarrhoeaHeart Rate IncreasedPruritus
White Blood Cells Urine PositiveDermatitis NosCyst NosHaemorrhoidsPruritusCardio-respiratory ArrestAsthenia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • 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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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Cylon2010 on Jan, 18, 2011:

    Yes November 10 2010. Darvocet has definetly been recalled. FDA recalled it. It is easy to look up. Just do a search for "Darvocet recall".

    Reply

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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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