Acyclovir vs. Zovirax: side effect and effectiveness comparison - a phase IV clinical study
We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Acyclovir and Zovirax. The phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports (from sources including the FDA) of 118,159 people who take Acyclovir and Zovirax, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.
Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.
118,159 people who take Acyclovir and Zovirax are studied.
What is Acyclovir?
Acyclovir has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in herpes simplex. eHealthMe is studying from 34,461 Acyclovir users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.
What is Zovirax?
Zovirax has active ingredients of acyclovir sodium. It is often used in genital herpes. eHealthMe is studying from 9,024 Zovirax users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.
Number of reports submitted per year:
Drugs being compared in this study:
- Zovirax (acyclovir sodium)
- Acyclovir (acyclovir)
Most common side effects of the drugs, overall:
Most common side effects of the drugs, in long term (1+ years) use:
- not at all: 2.76 %
- somewhat: 13.5 %
- moderate: 21.86 %
- high: 33.46 %
- very high: 28.42 %
- not at all: 1 %
- somewhat: 7 %
- moderate: 24 %
- high: 36 %
- very high: 32 %
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How to use the study?
You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related publications that referenced our studies
- Choi N, Lee JY, Sunwoo JS, Kwon KI, Roh H, Ahn MY, Lee KB, "Hyponatremia during Acyclovir Treatment of Bell’s Palsy", Journal of the Korean Neurological Association, 2017 Aug .
Alternative drugs to, pros and cons of:
Common Acyclovir side effects:
- Fever: 2,745 reports
- Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 2,339 reports
- Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2,185 reports
- Diarrhea: 2,112 reports
- Pneumonia: 2,078 reports
- Rashes (redness): 1,642 reports
- Pain: 1,495 reports
Browse all side effects of Acyclovir:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Common Zovirax side effects:
- Fever: 849 reports
- Diarrhea: 570 reports
- Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 512 reports
- Rashes (redness): 490 reports
- Weakness: 488 reports
- Pain: 468 reports
Browse all side effects of Zovirax:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
How the study uses the data?
The study is based on acyclovir and acyclovir sodium (the active ingredients of Acyclovir and Zovirax, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.
Who is eHealthMe?
With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).
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