Safety Issues With Zovirax
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Zovirax. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Zovirax to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. You can also read about a specific side effect by clicking Zovirax Hair Loss.)
Zovirax can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Zovirax Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Zovirax and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Zovirax and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Zovirax Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)