Aciclovir

This medication is pretty crazy….

Side Effects:

Common (1/10 Users):

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Skin Rashes
  • Itching
  • Tiredness
  • Light Sensitivity

Uncommon (1/100):

  • Hives
  • Hair Loss

Rare (1/1000):

  • Increased Liver Enzyme Production
  • Increased Blood In Urea and Creatinine
  • Impaired Kidney Function
  • Nervous System Reactions (Confusion, Hallucinations)
  • Sleepiness
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • General Discomfort/Illness
  • Agitation
  • Involuntary Shaking
  • Difficulty Controlling Movements
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Erthema Muliforme
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Very Rare (< 1/10,000)

So far I’ve had nausea, headaches, dizziness and tiredness — within 24 hours of starting to take the medication.