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Can acyclovir cause dizziness and daily headaches while using for treatment of shingles?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Acyclovir Effects

2% of patients develop headaches while taking acyclovir. Dizziness is a common reaction in those patients taking acyclovir. You may want to try Valtrex (valacyclovir) or famvir.

In brief: Acyclovir Effects

2% of patients develop headaches while taking acyclovir. Dizziness is a common reaction in those patients taking acyclovir. You may want to try Valtrex (valacyclovir) or famvir.
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