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

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

Zovirax (acyclovir): Side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) 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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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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Does acyclovir side effects differ depending on dosage. I've been prescribed it before but on lower dosage and had no side effects.

Higher doses OK: Acyclovir (and valacyclovir, closely related) are among the safest of all drugs, with almost no toxicity or side effects. For occasional severe HSV and related infections (e.g. encephalitis, neonatal herpes) they are given is doses more than 10 times higher than the usual oral dose. If your doctor recommends a larger then of acyclovir than previously, you can safely follow that advice. ...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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Can i take Ambien (zolpidem) and acyclovir at the same time? Would there be any potential side effects.

Can i take Ambien (zolpidem) 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 (zolpidem) causes drowsiness. Amnesia, depression, sluggishness and complex sleep related behaviors have also been reported with ambien (zolpidem). ...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

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 (acyclovir) 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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Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

Tell me about zovirax (acyclovir) side effect?

Zovirax (acyclovir): Side effects of zovirax (acyclovir) 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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Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Shingles: What you may be experiencing is something called "post herpetic neuralgia", which is a condition that can occur after an episode of shingles. It is a nerve pain and generally takes time to get better. Can be days, weeks, months or in rare cases, years. The treatment of choice for nerve related pains is something called neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

Suggesions: Sounds like you're on the right pathway. There are other reasons for facial paralysis. Most patients completely recover. If you are not recovering, seek evaluation by an ENT doc or neurologist. ...Read more

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Does varicella zoster virus can cause abortion ? And does acyclovir effects on fetus ? And can a pregnant women transfer herpes to fetus?

Does varicella zoster virus can cause abortion ? And does acyclovir effects on fetus ? And can a pregnant women transfer herpes to fetus?

1. Doubtful;...: ...Never noted to be associated with more frequent miscarriages than baseline; 2. Category b: none noted in limited studies; 3. Yes, but this usually happens at delivery. ...Read more

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How fast does acyclovir work?

On what?: Usually the effect is quite rapid, but this antiviral drug used against herpes simplex most commonly, will not have the lesions go away immediately since the tissues have already been damaged and this will not resolve simply because the virus has been controlled. ...Read more

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How does zovirax (acyclovir) work?

DNA transcription: Zovirax or acyclovir prevents the production of viruses by throwing a wrench into the viruses' machinery for duplication or rather its ability to make new DNA. ...Read more

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How does acyclovir work in the body?

How does acyclovir work in the body?

Anti viral: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent (does not work on bacteria). It works on the dna in the virus itself causing death. It is often used in treating shingles and other viral-type conditions. ...Read more

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Who should not take Zovirax (acyclovir)?

Zovirax (acyclovir): "Zovirax is contraindicated for patients who develop hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/zovirax.html ...Read more

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My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

You need to ask him: Acyclovir is prescribed for conditions such as Chicken Pox, Shingles and Herpes Simplex Virus infection just to name a few. If you are concerned why your partner or ex-partner is having that medication you need to ask him. ...Read more

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