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Suppressive therapy with acyclovir is 800mg 1x/day?
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Suppressive therapy with acyclovir is 800mg 1x/day?

I was on Valtrex 500mg 1x/day for almost 2 years and never had an outbreak. I wanted to stop taking it all together to see what would happen. I had about 6 outbreaks in 1.5 years. I went to a new doc and today she said I need to go on suppressive therapy with acyclovir 800mg 1x/day. She said this is the new standard protocol (or something to that effect). I'm seeing where it says acyclovir 400mg 2x/day.

My questions are:
1. has anyone heard of 800mg 1x/day is the standard?
2. anyone know the benefits of 800mg 1x/day vs 400mg 2x/day (besides having to take less pills, which is nice)
3. Anyone suspect why my doc (dermatologist) would be giving me acyclovir, when I mentioned several times that I used to take Valtrex and never had an outbreak with that. (I do recall her saying before it's cheaper than valtrex)

Thanks!!
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Just want to clarify... when I said "I'm seeing where it says acyclovir 400mg 2x/day.", what I mean is, I can see many people on this forum say they take 400mg of acyclovir 2x/day.
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acyclovir needs to be taken twice a day for suppressive therapy.  perhaps ask to be shown the research they are referring to :)

grace
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also you never have to treat your herpes if you don't want to. if you want to stop suppressive therapy, you certainly can.
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