Were you looking for information about Acyclovir? Aciclovir is a common misspelling of acyclovir.
Acyclovir is a drug that is used to treat shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. These conditions are caused by viruses, and the drug works by preventing the viruses from multiplying. It is available in a number of forms, including tablets, capsules, and an oral suspension. Common side effects of acyclovir include nausea, diarrhea, and headaches.
This medication is not right for everyone. People with kidney disease or certain allergies or sensitivities may not be able to safely take it. In addition, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk with their healthcare provider before taking acyclovir.
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