Antivirals for Shingles
What To Think About
If you have kidney problems, you may need to take less than the typical dosage of antiviral medicine. Before you start antiviral treatment, be sure your doctor is aware of your other medical conditions.
If you have a Reference weakened immune system Opens New Window, as may happen to people with diseases such as Reference HIV Opens New Window or Reference diabetes Opens New Window, your doctor may inject antiviral medicines into your vein (Reference intravenously Opens New Window).
Topical antivirals (put on the skin) do not help treat shingles.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology