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?
HeadacheDrink 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 dizzyDo not drive and do not use tools or machines while affected
DiarrhoeaDrink plenty of water to replace any lost fluids
Itching or skin rashIf 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.