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Who Should Not Take Zovirax?

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

Zovirax Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Zovirax 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 Zovirax warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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