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Zovirax For Genital Herpes Review: High Success Rate, But What Is It Exactly?

by on July 13, 2012 · 0 comments

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ZoviraxToday we’re going to be discussing what we believe to be one of the better treatments for genital herpes available on the market today – Zovirax. In saying that however, there are still some issues related to this form of treatment which we’re also going to touch on, plus give you guys a total breakdown of the product and how it works.

By the end of this review, you should have enough information to make up your own mind as to whether or not using Zovirax for genital herpes is a good option for you.

Let’s get started!

What Is It?

Zovirax is one of those products that seems to have been around forever. Every time you walk into a pharmacy and you overhear someone asking the pharmacist for cold sore treatment, 99% of the time they always recommend Zovirax because it’s the most successful one available.

But is using Zovirax for genital herpes a good choice??

Caribbean sponge used to derive Acyclovir.Zovirax is essentially just the trade name for the the actual chemical used, which is called acyclovir. It was first discovered through the extraction process of a common form of sea sponge found in the Caribbean. This sponge is amazing at fighting off viral infections, so the idea was to find the chemical compound it used to prevent infection and that’s when they came across acyclovir.

Pretty interesting right?

This compound works by going directly to the cells in our body that have been invaded by the herpes virus. When the virus enters into a cell, it is able to replicate itself and therefore produce more of its kind, eventually leading to the common symptoms associated with cold sores and genital herpes.

The acyclovir found in Zovirax is supposed to target those cells directly,  preventing the herpes virus from replicating.

Although there is conclusive evidence to suggest that Zovirax can help reduce symptoms of cold sores, its effects on genital herpes has not yet been fully determined.

What we do know is that there are cases coming out of the public that do suggest it does have some effect, it’s more likely the results are isolated to those with less severe symptoms. For those with dramatic symptoms that may have progressed over time, there is no evidence to suggest that Zovirax has the ability to completely clear up breakouts of genital herpes when they do appear.

In saying that it still may have some effect, definitely comparable to say Dynamiclear which is completely designed for genital herpes.

Why We Liked It

There are a few positives about Zovirax which are definitely worth mentioning. Out of all the anti-viral drugs available on the market, this is by far the most effective when it comes to targeting HSV. It also has a high success rate and considering it’s been around now for 30 years, this is an amazing accomplishment.

Out of all pharmaceutical treatments available for genital herpes, most people turn to Zovirax to help reduce the effects of symptoms. Depending on the severity of your symptoms however, Zovirax may not offer you complete relief and therefore we would always recommend you visit your doctor if this happens to be the case.

Why We Didn’t Like It

This one might be kind of obvious, but the major reason as to why Zovirax might not be the best option, is due to the potential side effects seen in the past including:

  • Nausea
  • Dizzyness
  • Drowsiness
  • Potential kidney problem

It’s also meant only to be designed for cold sore treatment and they clearly make no mention of it being suitable for genital herpes treatment on the website.

The last issue worth mentioning is that it requires constant application throughout the day. We’re all aware of the fact that this disease exists in a location that can be somewhat embarrassing and having to head to the bathroom throughout the day, isn’t the most desirable of circumstances.

Overall Score

Zovirax is one of those products that you want to work, but from what we’ve seen so far, the results are varied from person to person. Side effects may occur, but for the most part the majority of people should be fine.

Just make sure you don’t use it to excess as over a long period of term as there could be a link between this product and kidney disease, due to the difficulty your body has in breaking down the acyclovir found in the remedy.

Overall as far as results go, Zovirax has a good track record much the same as our top rated product Dynamiclear, which is the main reason why it sits at #2 on our Genital Herpes Treatment Leaderboard.

 Overall Score: 92%

Click Here To See Why Dynamiclear Might Be Better

Now it’s your turn, let us know what you thought of this review by quickly rating it below. Or if you have an experience in using Zovirax we’d love to know, so please send us your comment or let us know on FacebookTwitter or Google+. Feedback is important to us, so please don’t hold back :-)

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