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The following information is a summary about
ACYCLOVIR . It is not
intended to replace a doctor's instructions.
Chemical Name: ACYCLOVIR (ay-SYE-kloe-veer)
This medicine is an
antiviral used to treat shingles, chickenpox, or genital herpes. It
may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR
OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions,
allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. TAKE
THIS MEDICINE with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. STORE
THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from light and moisture. TO
CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue taking this medicine
for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few
days. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE,
take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next
dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO
NOT IMPROVE WITHIN A FEW DAYS or if they become worse, check with
your doctor. IF YOU ARE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR GENITAL HERPES,
begin using it as soon as you notice symptoms (pain, burning,
blisters) of an infection. Use a condom during sexual intercourse.
IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the
benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. If you
are or may be pregnant, check with your doctor for instructions on
using this medicine during pregnancy. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY
NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with
your doctor or pharmacist. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK.
IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this
medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks
to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that
may go away during treatment, include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or
headache. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your
doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your
doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing
its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your
medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is
suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
DO NOT SHARE THIS
MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS
MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.