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What are acyclovir (zovirax) side effects?

What are acyclovir (zovirax) side effects?

Virtually none: When taken orally, Acyclovir is extremely well tolerated. Side effects are rare. ...Read more

Acyclovir (Definition)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the ...Read more


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Side effects from acyclovir (serious people only please)?

Side effects from acyclovir (serious people only please)?

Seriously: Minor effects include changes in vision, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea/vomiting, increased sensitivity to sun. Allergic reactions, agitation, aggressive behavior, decreased consciousness, fever, hallucinations, urinary problems, seizures, fatigue, and other reactions have all been reported. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) I should watch for?

Acyclovir: At oral doses for herpes simplex, it is quite well tolerated but the higher oral doses for herpes zoster (shingles) can cause kidney problems if fluid intake is not keep up and this can occur with the intravenous form. High levels of the drug retained with kidney dysfunction can cause CNS problems. ...Read more

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Can i take Ambien and acyclovir at the same time? Would there be any potential side effects.

Can i take Ambien and acyclovir at the same time?  Would there be any potential side effects.

No drug interactions: There are no known drug interactions with these meds. You may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache or fatigue with acyclovir. Less common and more serious side effects with Acyclovir include seizures, hallucinations, rash, coma and renal impairment. Ambien causes drowsiness. Amnesia, depression, sluggishness and complex sleep related behaviors have also been reported with ambien. ...Read more

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Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect(s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine. ...Read more

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I am 75 who just resrntly got shingles. I have been taking zovirax and acyclovir for 3weeks. Are there any complications or any side effects for being on this medication longer then it was prescribed.? Blisters now went away , buti have a very s

No: No side effects, but waste of money. No benefit from more than 1 week unless you have impaired immunity from a serious condition. Zovirax and Acyclovir are 2 names for the same med. The cream is useless. The pill may help if started on the first or second day at 800 mg 3x a day for 7 days. Doxepin cream will relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Numb little fingers and teeth clenching, hard to pee. Am I experiencing acyclovir side effects? I'm taking it for shingles

Shingles: The shingles may affect voiding pattern. Not necessarily a side effect of Acylovir, which is usually well tolerated. One solution is to lower the dosage of acylovir. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking tab zovirax for herpes?

Zovirax: Side effects of zovirax can include: hallucinations, psychosis, encephalopathy, seizures, coma, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, angioedema, anaphylaxis, erythema multiforme, steven johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, tissue necrosis, hepatitis, renal failure, ttp, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, malaise, dizziness, arthralgia, confusion, photosensitivity, agitation and others. ...Read more

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