Valaciclovir for viral infections
Name: Valaciclovir for viral infections
Can valaciclovir cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the more common ones associated with valaciclovir. The best place to find a full list of the side-effects which can be associated with your medicine, is from the manufacturer's printed information leaflet supplied with the medicine. Alternatively, you can find an example of a manufacturer's information leaflet in the reference section below. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
|Very common valaciclovir side-effects (these affect more than 1 in 10 people)||What can I do if I experience this?|
|Headache||Drink plenty of water and ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable painkiller. If the headache continues, speak with your doctor|
|Common valaciclovir side-effects |
(these affect less than 1 in 10 people)
|What can I do if I experience this?|
|Feeling sick or being sick (vomiting)||Stick to simple foods - avoid fatty or spicy meals|
|Feeling dizzy||Do not drive and do not use tools or machines while affected|
|Diarrhoea||Drink plenty of water to replace any lost fluids|
|Itching or skin rash||If troublesome, speak with your doctor|
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to the medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.