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how much acyclovir do you take for maintenance??

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I started taking 400mg of acyclovir 2x a day about a month and a half ago (I would take Valtrex but I do not have health insurance and cannot afford it)

Since I have started taking it everyday, I have had 2 "outbreaks". My outbreaks consist of one or two tiny tears (I literally have to take a picture and zoom in to be able to see that there is actually a tear because they are so small)

What is the dose and number of pills a day that seems to work best for everyone?

I've heard taking 400mg of acyclovir 3x could help?

Should I be taking more than 400mg??

Any insight would help..I'd love to stop getting these "tears"...I've had 2 tears already this month :( Luckily they've healed in 3-5 days.

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For suppressive therapy, my prescription is 400mg twice a day, for an ob, its increased to three times a day. Hope this helps.

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Valacyclovir is superior to acyclovir in my opinion, but ask your doctor.

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