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When to Avoid Acyclovir

Who Should Not Take Acyclovir?

You should not take acyclovir if you are allergic to any of the following medications:
 
  • Zovirax, acyclovir, or any inactive components used to make acyclovir. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Valtrex® (valacyclovir), a similar medication.
     

Precautions and Warnings With Acyclovir: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which acyclovir should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with acyclovir that may apply to you.
 
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