There are many mild Acyclovir Side Effects as with all medications. Typically the side effects of all antiviral medicines are normally quite minimum (if any) in most people BUT there are some side effects that are more common. These include headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hair loss, joint pain and a general feeling of sickness.
Common and most typical herpes medication side effects of Acyclovir include changes in vision, sensitivity to the sun, feelings of being dizzy, feelings of unusual fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting and general body discomforts.
You should seek medical assistance immediately if you experience these rare but serious side effects while taking acyclovir; tightness feelings in your chest, blood in your urine, decreased consciousness, feelings of confusion, decrease urination, changes in mood or mental awareness, red, blistered or swollen skin, unusual bruising and bleeding, lower back pain, and seizures.
Although Acyclovir does have some minor side effects, caution should always be used when taking any prescription medicine. Acyclovir is considered to be safe and very few people experience severe effects. To reduce the side effects, Acyclovir or should be taken with food.
Before taking any genital herpes medicine you should always have a complete medical history review with your doctor. You should always tell your doctor about any kidney problems or conditions and immune system deficiencies. Make sure that you inform your health care provider of any and all prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements that you are currently taking. Some of these may produce adverse effects or increase the side effects of the antiviral drugs.
You should always study your options and the different treatment methods doctors’ use when prescribing antiviral drugs for genital herpes. You should also study the benefits of taking Acyclovir and if the benefits outweigh the potential Acyclovir side effects.
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