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Acyclovir Diarrhoea Side Effects

Acyclovir Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


The following Acyclovir Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Acyclovir or it might take time to develop.



Hypersensitivity, Nausea, Syncope, Loss Of Consciousness, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: oral herpes. The patient was prescribed Acyclovir (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 12, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amitriptyline
  • Zolpidem
When starting to take Acyclovir the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nausea
  • Syncope
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Diarrhoea
These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Back Pain, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Decreased Appetite, Chest Pain, Musculoskeletal Chest Pain, Dysstasia

This Diarrhoea Acyclovir side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 23, 2013. A Female , weighting 242.0 lb, was treated with Acyclovir. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Back Pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Chest Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Chest Pain
  • Dysstasia
. Acyclovir dosage: 1 Pill. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Visual Impairment, Vision Blurred, Urticaria, Multiple Allergies, Diarrhoea

This is a Acyclovir 800mg side effect report of a 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nerve compression, who was treated with Acyclovir 800mg (dosage:Originally 1 3 Times A Day Po, start time: Jan 04, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vision Blurred
  • Urticaria
  • Multiple Allergies
  • Diarrhoea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Acyclovir 800mg treatment in female patients suffering from nerve compression, resulting in Diarrhoea.

Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea

A 55-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Acyclovir treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 08, 2010. Soon after starting Acyclovir treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Keppra
  • Lacosamide
  • Posaconazole
  • Exjade (1500 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Multivitamins (ascorbic Acid, Ergocalciferol, Folic Acid, Nicotinamide
  • Prograf
  • Xanax
  • Juven
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Acyclovir side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Blood Magnesium Decreased, Diarrhoea, Electrolyte Imbalance, Hypokalaemia

A patient from UNITED KINGDOM was prescribed and started Acyclovir on Jun 14, 2012. Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: blood magnesium decreased, diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance, hypokalaemia Additional patient health information: male , 64 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Acyclovir dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Thalidomide (Regimen 1)
  • Dexamethasone
  • Fluconazole
  • Lansoprazole
  • Treanda (Cyclic)
  • Cotrim
  • Treanda (Cyclic, Regimen 2)
  • Ondansetron
Nausea, Vomiting, Intestinal Obstruction, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea

This report suggests a potential Acyclovir Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Acyclovir (dosage: NA) starting Oct 14, 2011. Soon after starting Acyclovir the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Dilaudid
  • Imodium
  • Velcade (1.6mg/m2, Weekly, Iv)
  • Zoloft
  • Oxycontin
  • Temsirolimus (15mg; Weekly; Iv)
  • Emend
The patient was hospitalized. Although Acyclovir demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Graft Versus Host Disease In Liver, Liver Disorder, Graft Versus Host Disease In Skin, Sepsis, Cytomegalovirus Test Positive, Epstein-barr Virus Test Positive, Thrombotic Microangiopathy, Diarrhoea, Rash

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Mar 19, 2012 by a Female taking Acyclovir (dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: JAPAN , weighting 44.09 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Acyclovir side effects: graft versus host disease in liver, liver disorder, graft versus host disease in skin, sepsis, cytomegalovirus test positive, epstein-barr virus test positive, thrombotic microangiopathy, diarrhoea, rash. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Thymoglobulin (25 Mg, Qd)
  • Fludarabine Phosphate (Unk)
  • Melphalan Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Melphalan Hydrochloride
  • Methotrexate (Unk)
  • Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate (Unk)
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Methotrexate (Unk)
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Platelet Count Decreased, Ventricular Hypertrophy, Hallucination, Soft Tissue Inflammation, X-ray Abnormal, Aortic Stenosis, Depression, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Apr 23, 2003 a consumer started treatment with Acyclovir (dosage: 800 Mg, Bid). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (25 Mg, Qd)
  • Lipitor (Unk)
  • Glucosamine
  • Folic Acid (800 Ug, Qd)
  • Blood Cells, Packed Human
  • Compazine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Allegra (60 Mg, Bid)
When commencing Acyclovir, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Platelet Count Decreased
  • Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Hallucination
  • Soft Tissue Inflammation
  • X-ray Abnormal
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Depression
  • Diarrhoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Pruritus, Blood Glucose Increased, Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: human herpesvirus 6 infection and was treated with Acyclovir (dosage: NA) starting Feb 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Niaspan (1000 Mg At Night)
  • Janumet
  • Ramipril
  • Niaspan (500 Mg Every Night)
  • Calcium Acetate
  • Lovaza
  • Actos
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pruritus
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased
This opens a possibility that Acyclovir could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Flushing, Pruritus, Feeling Hot, Diarrhoea, Nausea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 05, 2010. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 185.2 lb, was treated with Acyclovir. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Acyclovir side effects: flushing, pruritus, feeling hot, diarrhoea, nausea. Acyclovir dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Ambien
  • Aspirin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Niaspan (Daily At Bed Time)
  • Simvastatin
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Aspartate Aminotransferase Abnormal, Mean Cell Volume Abnormal, Alanine Aminotransferase Abnormal, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: eye disorder,herpes virus infection,staphylococcal infection. The patient was prescribed Acyclovir (dosage: 400 Mg, Daily), which was started on Jun 20, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Triprolidine (Unk)
  • Zyvox (600 Mg, 2x/day (10days))
When starting to take Acyclovir the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Abnormal
  • Mean Cell Volume Abnormal
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Abnormal
  • Diarrhoea
These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Neuropathy Peripheral, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hypotension, Histoplasmosis, Diarrhoea, Csf Protein Increased, Infection Susceptibility Increased, Oedema Peripheral, Musculoskeletal Stiffness

This Diarrhoea Acyclovir side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jun 30, 2011. A male , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Acyclovir. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hypotension
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Csf Protein Increased
  • Infection Susceptibility Increased
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Musculoskeletal Stiffness
. Acyclovir dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Humira
The patient was hospitalized.
Product Quality Issue, Diarrhoea, Unevaluable Event, Malaise

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Acyclovir (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Unevaluable Event
  • Malaise
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Acyclovir treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Rash, Diarrhoea, Erythema Multiforme

A 43-year-old patient (weight: NA) from ITALY with the following symptoms: NA started Acyclovir Sodium treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 04, 2010. Soon after starting Acyclovir Sodium treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Erythema Multiforme
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bactrim
  • Alimentary Tract And Metabolism
  • Deursil
  • Cubicin
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Acyclovir Sodium side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Bundle Branch Block Right, Pyrexia, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Thrombosis, Tachycardia, Sinusitis, Diarrhoea, Tachypnoea

A female patient from GERMANY was prescribed and started Acyclovir on Mar 21, 2011. After Acyclovir was administered, patient encountered several Acyclovir side effects: bundle branch block right, pyrexia, upper respiratory tract infection, thrombosis, tachycardia, sinusitis, diarrhoea, tachypnoea Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Acyclovir dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Novalgin
  • Bortezomib (1.3 Mg/m[2] Iv ; 2.3 Mg Iv ; 1 Mg/m[2] Iv)
  • Bortezomib (1.3 Mg/m[2] Iv ; 2.3 Mg Iv ; 1 Mg/m[2] Iv)
  • Bortezomib (1.3 Mg/m[2] Iv ; 2.3 Mg Iv ; 1 Mg/m[2] Iv)
  • Cap Vorinostat (400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 300 Mg/daily Po)
  • Cap Vorinostat (400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 300 Mg/daily Po)
  • Cap Vorinostat (400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 300 Mg/daily Po)
  • Cap Vorinostat (400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 400 Mg Po ; 300 Mg/daily Po)
The patient was hospitalized.
Confusional State, Lethargy, Diarrhoea

This report suggests a potential Acyclovir Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): herpes zoster and used Acyclovir (dosage: 800mg 5x/day Po) starting Feb 24, 2011. Soon after starting Acyclovir the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Confusional State
  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Acyclovir demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Cold Sweat, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Incoherent, Loss Of Consciousness, Malaise, Nausea

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Nov 11, 2010 by a Female taking Acyclovir (dosage: 800 Mg; X5; Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: DENMARK , 56 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: cold sweat, confusional state, diarrhoea, gastrointestinal disorder, incoherent, loss of consciousness, malaise, nausea. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Intestinal Perforation, Malaise, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM. A 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): herpes zoster.On Sep 05, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Acyclovir (dosage: ; Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Azathioprine
  • Prednisolone
  • Mesalazine
  • Amlodipine
  • Omeprazole
  • Simvastatin
  • Calcichew D3
  • Alendronic Acid
When commencing Acyclovir, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Intestinal Perforation
  • Malaise
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Vomiting
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain, Blood Creatinine Increased, Diarrhoea, Intestinal Perforation, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Acyclovir (dosage: NA) starting Sep 05, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Azathioprine
  • Prednisolone (4.8g Per Day)
  • Mesalazine
  • Amlodipine
  • Omeprazole
  • Simvastatin
  • Calcichew D3
  • Alendronic Acid
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Intestinal Perforation
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Vomiting
This opens a possibility that Acyclovir could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Intestinal Perforation, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Sep 15, 2010. A patient from UNITED KINGDOM , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Acyclovir. Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: abdominal pain, diarrhoea, intestinal perforation, renal failure acute, vomiting. Acyclovir dosage: Po. These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.

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Acyclovir Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Acyclovir Diarrhoea Reviews

Thu, 08 Apr 2010

I get Avastin every 21 days. I get a severely swollen tongue about 1 week after treatment, sometimes only after one or two days. Is it a side effect of Avastin, or is it the combination of the drugs I am taking? Gabapentin, FAmotidine, Acyclovir, Meloxicam. I have lung cancer, am in remission. Thank you for your help!

Fri, 20 Aug 2010

I HAD HERPES ZOSTER SINCE 10 DAYS. THE BLISTERS ARE ALMOST
IN HEALING STAGE. BUT THE BURNING SENSATION IN THE NEARBY SPOTS
ARE STILL UNBEARABLE. I HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH ACYCLOVIR AND CROCIN
PL. ADVISE FOR THE BURNING SENSATION

Sat, 17 Dec 2011

14 month old girl developed erythematous skin lasion on left cheek 5 days post prevnar vaccine. 24 hrs later lesion weeping straw colored fluid and crusted. seen at pediatrician 7 days post prevnar vaccine and also diagnosed with ear infection. Started on 10 days of augmentin for ear infection and bactroban for skin lesion and Acyclovir because cannot rule out HSV of skin

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