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HSV Medication with kidneys


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Hi all,

I am wondering if anyone is dealing with HSV, using antivirals, that also has kidney disease, or impaired/compromised kidneys?
My partner has to take medication that means she cannot take antivirals because of the stress it will put her kidneys on. I have googled and cannot find much information about this.
I know of a medication called pritelivir designed for the imunocompromised. But I am not sure if this is available in my country (Oz) or even generally. And I don't know if this medication works well with the kidney.
Thanks.

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Hello,

I hope you are well. This is a great question, and it brings up a really great topic of alternative options if someone cannot take antivirals. It's great that you care so much about your partner.

Does your partner have HSV, or are you worried what would happen if she did get HSV (since she wouldn't be able to take antivirals)?

She could definitely ask a nephrologist (kidney doctor), or she could ask her general doctor to refer her to one, to ask questions to. Also, she could consult a pharmacist, they they know how drugs react specifically in the body and who they are and are not safe for, or if antivirals could react with a medicine she may already be taking. 

I hope this helps! Hopefully others who have familiarity or experience in this will respond! 

Blessings,

Grace

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Thanks Grace.
Great idea about talking to a pharmacist. And a Nephrologist. I'll suggest.
My partner doesn't have HSV, but I do, albeit without symptoms. But I want to protect her as much as possible, especially as I understand that it is worse for women than men (in terms of pain and discomfort).

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