Important Facts About Aciclovir
Most frequent questions and answers about using Aciclovir for genital herpes treatment
You can NOT take Aciclovir if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients
If you are not sure if this applies to you, always discuss with a doctor or pharmacist before taking Aciclovir.
If you have kidney problems or are over 65 years old, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aciclovir tablets. You should also tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medication:
- Mycophenolate mofetil
Always take Aciclovir exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Aciclovir tablets can be taken orally by dissolving the tablet in a glass of water and stir before drinking or swallowed whole.
The dose of Aciclovir will depend on what you are treating. Your doctor may also modify the dose, personally to you. e-Surgery offers 3 times daily, 5 day treatment for each genital herpes outbreak. This works to quickly stop current and future outbreaks of genital herpes.
If you forget to take an Aciclovir tablet during your treatment regime, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.
As with any form of medication, Aciclovir tablets have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Aciclovir. Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Aciclovir tablets:
- Feeling or being sick
- Stomach pain
- Skin reaction/itching
- Feeling tired
- Unexplained fever
For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Aciclovir.
Keep Aciclovir tablets out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Aciclovir after the expiry date, which is stated on the packet.
Do not throw away any Aciclovir tablets via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away anymedicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.