Acyclovir
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Acyclovir?

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• This medicine is used to prevent or treat herpes infections.

• This medicine is used to treat chicken pox.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison...

 
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