Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Aciclovir exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed.
Take Aciclovir at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course. If you don't, the infection will not clear completely.
You may take Aciclovir with or without food. If you experience stomach discomfort, you may take Aciclovir after food. Drink plenty of water while being treated with Aciclovir.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have kidney disease.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Aciclovir cannot prevent you from passing herpes to other people.
If you are being treated with Aciclovir for herpes, you should follow your doctor's advice on ways to prevent passing the disease to others. You should avoid sexual contact until the doctor certifies that you are cleared of the infection.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, swollen eyes, mouth or breathlessness) to similar medicines such as famciclovir.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Aciclovir is an anti-viral medicine.
It is used to treat certain viral infections such as chickenpox, shingles, cold sores and genital herpes. It relieves the pain and promotes healing of the sores.
It can also be used to prevent repeated outbreaks of genital herpes.
Aciclovir does not cure shingles, chickenpox or genital herpes. It does not prevent you from passing the infection to other people.
What side effects could I experience?
Aciclovir may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Aciclovir may cause diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness and headache.
Alert your doctor if any of the following symptoms are severe or refuse to go away:
Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of these symptoms or side effects:
- wheezing or breathlessness
- difficulty swallowing
- swelling of the face, lips or eyes
- unusual bruising or bleeding
- yellowing of the skin and eyes
- dark or tea-coloured urine and light-coloured stools
- feeling confused or depressed
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:
- gastric medicines such as cimetidine
- theophylline (for asthma)
- diuretics ("water pills" - used to treat heart disease or high blood pressure)
- transplant medicines such as mycophenolate mofetil, ciclosporin or tacrolimus
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.