Side effect(s) of Acyclovir

Review the side-effects of Acyclovir as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

- Severe allergic reactions, fever, headache, pain, difficulty sleeping, angioedema and swelling in your hands or feet.

   Central Nervous System
- Aggressive behavior, agitation, unsteadiness, coma, confusion, decreased consciousness, confusion, dizziness, hallucinations, numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms or legs, epilepsy, drowsiness and tremors.

- Diarrhea, gastrointestinal distress, vomiting and nausea.

- Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

Elevated liver function tests, liver inflammation and jaundice.

- Muscle pain, temporary inability to move parts of your body.

- Hair loss, redness, itching, pale skin, rash or blisters and hives.

- Visual abnormalities.

- Kidney failure, elevated blood urea nitrogen levels, blood in urine and urinating less than usual or not at all.

Other Precautions :

Avoid contact with eyes and excess dosage.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

Drug Name : Acyclovir

Acyclovir is an antiviral agent used to treat cold sores around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus, chickenpox, and shingles. It is also used to treat or prevent genital herpes mainly the repeat outbreaks of the disease.

Trade Names for Acyclovir

India :

International :

Zovirax, Acycloguanosine