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A patient was given intraveinous zovirax for 30 days, taken

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A patient was given intraveinous zovirax for 30 days, taken to a different hospital where they said they would start from scratch and give her another 30 days of same meds - would this have been effective as all I have found online is that anything more than the 30 days zovirax is ineffective
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 1 year ago.

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Sorry I am looking for a reply but cannot see it anywhere

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what was the medication for?

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Yes, you are correct, in general acyclovir is not given twice for more than 30 days

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If it did not work in the first 30 days, it is probably not going to work in the next 30 days

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They need to consider a different antiviral

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Thanks for that (computers always glitch lol)

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She was hospitalised whilst on holiday in Bulgaria - found collapsed in hotel room - at first was told she had meningitis, then that she was having lots of mini strokes - after lumber puncture/mri was finally diagnosed with herpes simplex encephalitis - they sent us to find the meds as they had nothing like that (rare ) The upshot being that she did not get the intraveinous meds 'till 7 or 8 days after first symptoms (online it says optimum time is getting meds within 2 days of onset. On getting her back to UK all treatment started again but now they don't seem to be doing anything with her, she finished meds 5 days ago and so far they are waiting to have discussions. Can you give me any insight as to the next step - the family know the outlook could be a bit grim but we are not being informed about anything so you can understan we are not very happy. Anything you can add would be appreciated.

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