Taking Acyclovir while having Colitis

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   Posted 8/10/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone taken Acyclovir that has Colitis? I take Acyclovir for cold sores because I get them pretty often but it seems to make me flare. Has anyone else noticed this? My doctor said there is no relation but I can't help but think that there is.
Has anyone else had any experience with this? Thanks!
21 Year Old College Student
Diagnosed UC December 2002
Remicade since December 2006
Colozal, Imuran, Prednisone

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   Posted 8/10/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
It should be OK for your UC...but it is hard on the liver.

how long are you to be using it?

Make sure the doc does liver enzyme tests....firstly as a baseline and then because of the other meds you're on...I'm assuming you had them done anyway considering the meds you're on??
The other thing you could consider is to take L-Lysine...do a search for coldsores (herpes simplex 1 or 2) and its dosage and use..etc.
You might not have to use the acyclovir.


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~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
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~various digestive enzymes as needed
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