Genital Herpes (Non Reportable) Treatment Guide for Doctors

Recommended Regimens

First episode

  • Acyclovir 400 mg TID for seven to 10 days or 200 mg P0 5 times per day for seven to 10 days, or
  • Famiciclovir 250 mg PO TID for seven to 10 days, or
  • Valcyclovir 1000 mg PO bid 10 days

Recurrent episodes

  • Valacyclovir 500 mg PO bid or 1 g PO qd for three days, or
  • Famiciclovir 125 mg bid for five days or
  • Acyclovir 400 mg TID for five days or Acyclovir 200 mg PO 5 times per day for five days

Suppressive

  • Acyclovir 400 mg PO bid or Acyclovir 200 mg PO three to five times daily
  • Famiciclovir 250 mg PO bid, or
  • Valacyclovir 500 mg PO qd, or 1000 mg qd (based on number of recurrences per year)

During Pregnancy

Same as recommended treatment regimes

Penicillin Allergy

N/A

Follow-up

N/A


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