Below is a list of herpes prescription medications:
These drugs are referred to as suppressives. The standard treatment for genital herpes is antiviral therapy, which is usually in a tablet form taken orally. Valtrex, Famvir and Acyclovir, all of these drugs have a similar mode of action and help to stop HSV from replicating inside the body. A virus is made up of a small amount of DNA in a protein capsule. It sneaks into your body’s cells and injects the DNA into the cell’s DNA, making the cell do the work of producing more virus.
These suppressive prescription drugs like Acyclovir stand in front of the cell DNA and block the virus from taking over. They also stop a chemical called viral DNA polymerase. DNA polymerase is needed for the virus to replicate itself.
Acyclovir interferes with the enzymes the virus needs for replication of DNA and prevents the virus from multiplying. It is also incorporated into the virus DNA chain which terminates replication. These drugs only work while you are taking them and cannot prevent future outbreaks once you stop taking them.
Antiviral herpes medications are used in one of 2 ways:
1) To treat outbreaks when and if they happen. This is known as episodic treatment.
2) To prevent or delay recurrent outbreaks by taking antiviral tablets daily. Suppressive therapy is taken continuously for months or even years, and is normally very effective in preventing recurrences.
Oral antiviral medication is only available by prescription and you should consult your doctor for further information about antiviral treatment for your particular situation. These drugs are usually synthetically made and their usage should be strictly monitored.
How long do these drugs take to work? Normally you can expect crusting over and healing of herpes lesions in a few days. If you have chronic herpes outbreaks, you may require acyclovir for long-term therapy.
An Alternative to Prescription Drugs. How Dynamiclear works.
During an outbreak the virus gathers to the surface of the skin. When the virus surfaces, it often creates skin irritation that usually develops into a lesion. At this point Dynamiclear is applied to destroy the surfaced virus particles. Dynamiclear is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral antiseptic made from cupric salts and herbal extracts. The herpes virus will retreat into the nervous system making it extremely difficult to eliminate the herpes virus completely. The idea behind the Dynamiclear treatment is to attack the virus each time it surfaces, depleting it with every encounter and reducing the amount of virus retreating back into the nervous system.
Dynamiclear is a sulfate based solution with copper as a trace metal in an aqueous herbal base. Dynamiclear contains the herb Hypericum perforatum, ammoniated acid in deionised water.
The Dynamiclear molecule has both an acid group and sulfur molecule attached. It is this combined effect that causes Dynamiclear to penetrate through the membrane of the herpes virus, destroying the virus on contact.
Sulfur, one of the main ingredients, is used against infections and is the basis of the modern antibiotics.
Clinical studies have found that Hypericum extract is effective in reducing the frequency and severity of recurrent episodes of herpes labalis (cold sores) and herpes genitalis (genital herpes). Hypericum perforatum has antiviral and antibacterial properties which are beneficial in the treatment of the herpes virus.