Acyclovir is used in the treatment of infections caused by herpes viruses, such as genital herpes,f herpes labialis, genital herpes infection, cold sores, shingles, and chicken pox.
How it Works
Acyclovir is known as an antiviral drug. Acyclovir slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. Acyclovir is not a cure to herpes, but it can lessen the symptoms of the infection.Aciclovir works by preventing viruses from multiplying, and this reduces the severity of the infection and stops it from spreading. Aciclovir can also be prescribed to prevent some viral infections from occurring. This is particularly the case in people who have a lowered immune system.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Acyclovir can include the symptoms below; Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Canker sores Pain in the gums Sores, Ulcers, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Fever.