Aciclovir side effects

What side effects can acyclovir have?

Below you will find the most important information about possible known side effects of acyclovir.
These side effects do not occur, but you can. Because every person reacts differently to medication. Please also note that the type and frequency of side effects may vary depending on the drug formulation (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

External use
Common side effects:
redness, dry skin, itching, skin shedding.

Rare side effects:
Contact dermatitis.

Side effects without frequency:
skin burning, skin piercing.

Use as an infusion
Common Side Effects:
Blood vessel inflammation, nausea and vomiting, itching, hives, skin rash (including photosensitivity), transient increase in liver enzyme levels (ASAT, ALAT, gamma-GT), increase of urea in the blood, increase of creatinine in the blood.

anemia, lack of platelets, lack of white blood cells.

Very rare:
allergic shock, headache, dizziness, restlessness, confusion, trembling, gait disorders, speech disorders, delusions, psychosis, seizures, drowsiness, brain disease, coma, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, transient increase of bilirubin in the blood , Jaundice, liver inflammation, renal dysfunction, acute kidney failure, kidney pain, fatigue, fever, local inflammatory reactions (if the vein was not hit).

Uncommon Side Effects:
Skin hypersensitivity reactions like rash; Gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea and vomiting; Diarrhea and abdominal pain; Dizziness; Confusion; Delusions; Sleepiness; increased hair thinning; Blood bilirubin increase, blood liver enzyme increase, blood & urea increase, blood creatinine increase, blood cell reduction.

Rare side effects:
headache; fatigue; Insomnia; Fatigue; Difficulty breathing.

Isolated Side Effects:
Alienation Experiences.

Special features:
The nerve-related side effects are favored by a limited kidney activity or other serious illnesses.

Direct delivery of acyclovir to the bloodstream and complicated disease can cause seizures and psychosis.

What interactions does acyclovir show?

Please note that the interactions may vary depending on the drug formulation of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

The concomitant use of the gastric agent cimetidine or probenecid, a gout, reduces the excretion of acyclovir. This can lead to excessive aciclovir concentrations in the blood, which increases the risk of side effects.

For external use of acyclovir, no switching effects are known.

Potential Aciclovir side effects may include: