A 28-year-old female asked:
my boyfriend has iga kidney disease, can he take acyclovir for genital herpes? if so what mg?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Kidney : Kidney disease is best monitored by a kidney specialist physician, a nephrologist, and medications and dosing are typically followed closely by the nephrologist. It is safest to report all medicines medicines to the nephrologist before starting or increasing any dose.
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
He needs a physician: Acyclovir can cause renal damage. As your boyfriend already has kidney disease, the dose of Acyclovir needs to be based on his renal function. Most importantly; does he really need it? Under any circumstances, this kind of problem can't be addressed here any further.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.