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I have and I am taking 5 tablets a day called

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I have genital herpes and I am taking 5 tablets a day called Zovirax which I dissolve in water and I was just wondering whether or not I can take pain killers along side them for the general aches and pains that I have with this condition.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Your options over the counter are aleve, ibuprofen, or tylenol.
Any should be OK.

But be sure to talk to your doctor about the pains and what you are going to use.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello, Is it safe to take pain killers though whilst using Zovirax to cure the Herpes?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Yes in general, as I said above.
What pain killer specifically?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ibruprofen or Nurofen

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Yes this should be OK.

Also, as long as your doctor and you are in communication about this.


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