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Acyclovir Encephalopathy Side Effects

Acyclovir Encephalopathy Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Encephalopathy, 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.



Psoriasis, Pneumonia, Encephalopathy

This Encephalopathy side effect was reported by a health professional from GB. A 81-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Acyclovir (dosage: NA), which was started on Jul 04, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Acyclovir the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Psoriasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Encephalopathy
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Jarisch-herxheimer Reaction, Hypotension, Encephalopathy, Agitation, Rash

This Encephalopathy Acyclovir side effect was reported by a health professional from BELGIUM on Jun 12, 2012. A Female , 26 years of age, was treated with Acyclovir. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Jarisch-herxheimer Reaction
  • Hypotension
  • Encephalopathy
  • Agitation
  • Rash
. Acyclovir dosage: Empirical. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Doxycycline (Empirical)
  • Ceftriaxone (Empirical)
  • Ampicillin (Empirical)
Ataxia, Gait Disturbance, Encephalopathy, Dyslalia, Toxicity To Various Agents, Altered State Of Consciousness

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from JAPAN, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: herpes zoster, who was treated with Acyclovir (dosage:4000mg Per Day, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Encephalopathy side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ataxia
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Encephalopathy
  • Dyslalia
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Acyclovir treatment in female patients suffering from herpes zoster, resulting in Encephalopathy.

Multi-organ Failure, Sepsis, Renal Failure, Encephalopathy

A 70-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms: NA started Acyclovir treatment (dosage: 250 Mg, After Dialysis) on Dec 13, 2011. Soon after starting Acyclovir treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Sepsis
  • Renal Failure
  • Encephalopathy
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Kalinor-brausetabletten (Unk)
  • Magnesium Verla (1 Df, Qd)
  • Ceftazidime Sodium (1 G, Qd)
  • Calcivit D (1 Df, Qd)
  • Tigecycline (50 Mg, Bid)
  • Eusaprim (1 Amp)
  • Allopurinol (100 Unk, Unk)
  • Nitroglycerin (2 Sprays As Needed)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Acyclovir side effects, such as Encephalopathy.
Neuropathy Peripheral, Pneumonia, Encephalopathy

A patient from ITALY was prescribed and started Acyclovir on Feb 28, 2011. Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: neuropathy peripheral, pneumonia, encephalopathy Additional patient health information: male , weighting 167.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Acyclovir dosage: 800 Unk, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vitamin B-12 (1000 Mcg, Unk)
  • Lenalidomide (2.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Campath (30 Mg, Qd)
  • Folic Acid (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Valganciclovir (1800 Mg, Unk)
  • Cotrim (Unk)
  • Filgrastim (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Agitation, Aphasia, Asterixis, Atrophy, Confusional State, Dysarthria, Encephalopathy, Hypertension, Memory Impairment

This report suggests a potential Acyclovir Encephalopathy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): herpes zoster and used Acyclovir (dosage: 4000 Mg; Qd; Po) starting Jul 01, 2008. Soon after starting Acyclovir the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Agitation
  • Aphasia
  • Asterixis
  • Atrophy
  • Confusional State
  • Dysarthria
  • Encephalopathy
  • Hypertension
  • Memory Impairment
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Acyclovir demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Encephalopathy, may still occur.
Cerebral Atrophy, Encephalopathy, Hypertension, Neurotoxicity, Overdose

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jan 30, 2010 by a male taking Acyclovir (dosage: 800 Mg;5xd) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Acyclovir side effects: cerebral atrophy, encephalopathy, hypertension, neurotoxicity, overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Aphasia, Cerebral Atrophy, Encephalopathy, Haemodialysis, Hypertension, Neurotoxicity, Overdose, Paresis

This Encephalopathy problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): herpes zoster.On Jul 01, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Acyclovir (dosage: 800 Mg / Five Times Per Day /). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Acyclovir, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Aphasia
  • Cerebral Atrophy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Haemodialysis
  • Hypertension
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Overdose
  • Paresis
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 Encephalopathy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Aphasia, Asterixis, Cerebral Atrophy, Encephalopathy, Hypertension, Myoclonus, Neurotoxicity, Overdose, Paresis

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: herpes zoster and was treated with Acyclovir (dosage: 800 Mg; 5xd) starting Jul 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Aphasia
  • Asterixis
  • Cerebral Atrophy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Hypertension
  • Myoclonus
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Overdose
  • Paresis
This opens a possibility that Acyclovir could cause Encephalopathy and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Encephalopathy

This Encephalopathy side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 26, 2010. A patient from UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Acyclovir. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Acyclovir side effects: encephalopathy. Acyclovir dosage: 800 Mg, Unk. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Coma, Encephalopathy, Neurotoxicity

This Encephalopathy side effect was reported by a health professional from NETHERLANDS. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: encephalitis herpes. The patient was prescribed Acyclovir (dosage: 600 Mg, Tid), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Acyclovir the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Coma
  • Encephalopathy
  • Neurotoxicity
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Coma, Electroencephalogram Abnormal, Encephalopathy, Epilepsy, Hypotension, Intestinal Ischaemia, Large Intestine Perforation, Neurotoxicity, Respiratory Failure

This Encephalopathy Acyclovir side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from NETHERLANDS on Aug 03, 2009. A Female , 69 years of age, weighting 136.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Acyclovir. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Coma
  • Electroencephalogram Abnormal
  • Encephalopathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypotension
  • Intestinal Ischaemia
  • Large Intestine Perforation
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Respiratory Failure
. Acyclovir dosage: 10 Mg/kg / Three Times Per Day / Intra. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Prednisolone
  • Digoxin
  • Sintrom
The patient was hospitalized.
Ascites, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Encephalopathy, Haemodynamic Instability, Multi-organ Failure, Pneumonia Herpes Viral, Renal Failure Acute

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 28-year-old patient (weight:NA) from FRANCE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: herpes zoster, who was treated with Acyclovir (dosage:10 Mg/kg/ Three Times Per Day / Intravenous, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Encephalopathy side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Ascites
  • Continuous Haemodiafiltration
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Encephalopathy
  • Haemodynamic Instability
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Pneumonia Herpes Viral
  • Renal Failure Acute
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Acyclovir treatment in patients suffering from herpes zoster, resulting in Encephalopathy.
Asterixis, Blood Pressure Increased, Cerebral Atrophy, Encephalopathy, Haemodialysis, Paresis

A 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: herpes zoster started Acyclovir treatment (dosage: 800 Mg Five Times Per Day) on Jul 01, 2008. Soon after starting Acyclovir treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Asterixis
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Cerebral Atrophy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Haemodialysis
  • Paresis
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Acyclovir side effects, such as Encephalopathy.
Dysgeusia, Encephalopathy, Lethargy, Renal Failure

A patient from UNITED KINGDOM was prescribed and started Acyclovir on Mar 17, 2008. After Acyclovir was administered, patient encountered several Acyclovir side effects: dysgeusia, encephalopathy, lethargy, renal failure Additional patient health information: male , child 7 years of age, weighting 50.71 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Acyclovir dosage: 400 Mg Iv. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cefotaxime
The patient was hospitalized.
Confusional State, Dysgeusia, Encephalopathy, Lethargy, Renal Failure

This report suggests a potential Acyclovir Encephalopathy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 7-year-old patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): encephalitis herpes and used Acyclovir (dosage: 400 Mg; Iv) starting Feb 15, 2008. Soon after starting Acyclovir the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Confusional State
  • Dysgeusia
  • Encephalopathy
  • Lethargy
  • Renal Failure
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cefotaxime
The patient was hospitalized. Although Acyclovir demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Encephalopathy, may still occur.
Confusional State, Dysgeusia, Encephalopathy, Lethargy, Renal Failure

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 17, 2008 by a male taking Acyclovir (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , child 7 years of age, weighting 50.71 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: confusional state, dysgeusia, encephalopathy, lethargy, renal failure. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cefotaxime
The patient was hospitalized.
Confusional State, Electroencephalogram Abnormal, Encephalopathy, Lumbar Puncture Abnormal, Neurotoxicity, Rash, Stupor

This Encephalopathy problem was reported by a health professional from ISRAEL. A 52-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): herpes zoster.On NS a consumer started treatment with Acyclovir (dosage: 400 Mg; ; Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Acyclovir, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Confusional State
  • Electroencephalogram Abnormal
  • Encephalopathy
  • Lumbar Puncture Abnormal
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Rash
  • Stupor
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 Encephalopathy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Confusional State, Encephalopathy, Hallucination, Visual, Renal Failure Acute

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FRANCE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: encephalitis herpes and was treated with Acyclovir (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Confusional State
  • Encephalopathy
  • Hallucination, Visual
  • Renal Failure Acute
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Acyclovir could cause Encephalopathy and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Agitation, Blood Creatine Abnormal, Blood Creatinine Increased, Body Temperature Increased, Confusional State, Disorientation, Encephalitis Herpes, Encephalopathy

This Encephalopathy side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from FRANCE on May 16, 2007. A patient from FRANCE , 53 years of age, was treated with Acyclovir. Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: agitation, blood creatine abnormal, blood creatinine increased, body temperature increased, confusional state, disorientation, encephalitis herpes, encephalopathy. Acyclovir dosage: 15mgk Three Times Per Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Amoxicillin (200mgk Per Day)
These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.

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Acyclovir Encephalopathy Causes and Reviews


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative brain disorder. Symptoms usually start around age 60. Memory problems, behavior changes, vision problems, and poor muscle coordination progress quickly to dementia, coma, and death. Most patients die within a year.

The three main categories of CJD are

  • Sporadic CJD, which occurs for no known reason
  • Hereditary CJD, which runs in families
  • Acquired CJD, which occurs from contact with infected tissue, usually during a medical procedure

Cattle can get a disease related to CJD called bovine spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease." There is concern that people can get a variant of CJD from eating beef from an infected animal, but there is no direct proof to support this.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Acyclovir Encephalopathy 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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