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Side effect(s) of Valacyclovir

Read the side effects of Valacyclovir as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common- Headache, abdominal pain, pain in the lower back region, weakness, swelling in the face, lip, tongue and throat region.

Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing.

Skin - Hives and red spots in the skin.

Gastrointestinal - Bloody diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.

Central Nervous System- Fainting, drowsiness, mood changes, convulsions, confusion, aggression and hallucinations.

Eye - Vision problems.

Miscellaneous- Photosensitivity, liver function abnormalities, depression, joint pain, stuffy nose and sore throat.

Other Precautions : * Avoid sexual contact with your life partner, if you have symptoms of genital herpes.
* Do not stop the medication without consulting with your doctor.

Drug Name : Valacyclovir

Valacyclovir(Valtrex) generic is an antiviral agent, prescribed for herpes zoster (shingles), genital herpes and herpes labialis (cold sores). It slows down the growth and spread of the herpes virus, which is responsible for infection. Valacyclovir is also prescribed for the treatment of chicken pox in children less than 2 years of age.
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