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Acyclovir Herpes Zoster Side Effects

Acyclovir Herpes Zoster Side Effect Reports


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

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



Herpes Zoster, Slow Speech

This Herpes Zoster side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: arthritis. The patient was prescribed Acyclovir (dosage: 4 Capsules By Mouth 5 Times Daily?mouth), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dilantin
  • Gabapentin
When starting to take Acyclovir the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Slow Speech
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Gout, Herpes Zoster, Confusional State, Constipation, Extra Dose Administered, Shoulder Operation

This Herpes Zoster Acyclovir side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 06, 2013. A male , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Acyclovir. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Gout
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Confusional State
  • Constipation
  • Extra Dose Administered
  • Shoulder Operation
. Acyclovir dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Fluticasone And Salmeterol (1 Puff Twice Per Day., Inhalation)
  • Metformin Hydrochloride(metformin Hydrochloride)(metformin Hydrochloride)
Acute Hepatic Failure, Lung Transplant Rejection, Respiratory Failure, Shock, Renal Failure, Herpes Zoster

This is a Acyclovir 800mg side effect report of a 28-year-old patient (weight:NA) from BE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: infection prophylaxis,acute liver failure,varicella zoster, who was treated with Acyclovir 800mg (dosage:; Po ;, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Herpes Zoster side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Acute Hepatic Failure
  • Lung Transplant Rejection
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Shock
  • Renal Failure
  • Herpes Zoster
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 800mg treatment in patients suffering from infection prophylaxis,acute liver failure,varicella zoster, resulting in Herpes Zoster.

Herpes Zoster, Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease, Acute Graft Versus Host Disease

A 40-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN with the following symptoms: antiviral treatment started Acyclovir treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Acyclovir treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Encephalomyelitis
  • Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Acute Graft Versus Host Disease
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prograf
  • Methotrexate (Unk)
  • Prograf (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Acyclovir side effects, such as Herpes Zoster.
Herpes Zoster, Deep Vein Thrombosis

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Acyclovir on Aug 31, 2011. Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: herpes zoster, deep vein thrombosis Additional patient health information: male , 67 years of age, weighting 204.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Acyclovir dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fragmin
  • Revlimid (15 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po, 10 Mg, Qd/21 Days 1-2 Weeks Off Between Cycles, Po)
  • Revlimid (15 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Po, 10 Mg, Qd/21 Days 1-2 Weeks Off Between Cycles, Po)
  • Gabapentin
  • Tamsulosin Hcl
  • Centrum (centrum)
  • Amlodipine
  • Arixtra
The patient was hospitalized.
Speech Disorder, Unevaluable Event, No Therapeutic Response, Renal Disorder, Herpes Zoster, Gastric Ulcer, Pharyngeal Ulceration

This report suggests a potential Acyclovir Herpes Zoster side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Acyclovir (dosage: Qty 140 / 200 Mg 1 / 4x Daily) starting NS. Soon after starting Acyclovir the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Speech Disorder
  • Unevaluable Event
  • No Therapeutic Response
  • Renal Disorder
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Pharyngeal Ulceration
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Naproxen (Qty 30 / 500mg 1/ 2x/ Food ? Naproxen 13-15 (dec))
The patient was hospitalized. Although Acyclovir demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Herpes Zoster, may still occur.
Herpes Zoster, Mental Status Changes, Swelling, Viral Vasculitis, Blood Creatinine Increased, Pneumonia, Mastoid Effusion, Csf Virus Identified, Central Nervous System Lesion

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 24, 2012 by a male taking Acyclovir (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Acyclovir side effects: herpes zoster, mental status changes, swelling, viral vasculitis, blood creatinine increased, pneumonia, mastoid effusion, csf virus identified, central nervous system lesion. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized.
Dyspnoea, Candida Test Positive, Herpes Zoster, Productive Cough, Neoplasm Progression, Malaise, Lethargy, Bacterial Infection, Pyrexia

This Herpes Zoster problem was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM. A 27-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Aug 30, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Acyclovir (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Slow-k (poatssium Chloride)
  • Brentuximab Vedotin (brentuximab Vedotin) Injection (100 Mg, Intravenous)
  • Temazepam
  • Domperidone Biogaran (domperidone)
  • Clarithromycin Al (clarithromycin)
  • Magnesium Salicylate (magnesium Salicylate)
  • Lansoprazole
When commencing Acyclovir, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Candida Test Positive
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Productive Cough
  • Neoplasm Progression
  • Malaise
  • Lethargy
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Pyrexia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Herpes Zoster, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Malaise, Therapeutic Response Decreased, Neuropathy Peripheral, Terminal State, Ill-defined Disorder, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Disability, Herpes Zoster

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: herpes zoster and was treated with Acyclovir (dosage: 800mgd Per Day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Valtrex
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Malaise
  • Therapeutic Response Decreased
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Terminal State
  • Ill-defined Disorder
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Disability
  • Herpes Zoster
This opens a possibility that Acyclovir could cause Herpes Zoster and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Herpes Zoster, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Fibrin D Dimer Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased, Blood Albumin Decreased, Pain In Extremity, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Cholinesterase Decreased

This Herpes Zoster side effect was reported by a health professional from GERMANY on Aug 22, 2011. A patient from GERMANY , child 8. years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Acyclovir. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Acyclovir side effects: herpes zoster, blood lactate dehydrogenase increased, fibrin d dimer increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased, blood albumin decreased, pain in extremity, alanine aminotransferase increased, blood cholinesterase decreased. Acyclovir dosage: 30 Mg/kg;qd;iv.
Associated medications used:
  • Cidofovir (5 Mg/kg;)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Herpes Zoster, Transaminases Increased

This Herpes Zoster side effect was reported by a health professional from GERMANY. A 8-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Acyclovir (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prednisolone (60 Mg/m2, Unk)
When starting to take Acyclovir the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Transaminases Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.
Herpes Zoster, Renal Failure

This Herpes Zoster Acyclovir side effect was reported by a health professional from GERMANY on Aug 05, 2011. A Female , child 5 years of age, was treated with Acyclovir. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Renal Failure
. Acyclovir dosage: 30 Mg/kg Bw/d. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Methotrexate
  • Prednisolone (60 Mg/m2)
The patient was hospitalized.
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Cholinesterase Decreased, Pain In Extremity, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Fibrin D Dimer Increased, Herpes Zoster

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 8-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GERMANY, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nephrotic syndrome, who was treated with Acyclovir (dosage:30 Mg/kg Bw/d, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Prednisolone (60 Mg/m2)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Herpes Zoster side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Blood Cholinesterase Decreased
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
  • Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Fibrin D Dimer Increased
  • Herpes Zoster
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 nephrotic syndrome, resulting in Herpes Zoster.
Epilepsy, Encephalitis, Herpes Zoster, Optic Neuritis, Graft Versus Host Disease, Respiratory Failure, Myelitis Transverse

A 23-year-old patient (weight: NA) from NETHERLANDS with the following symptoms: herpes zoster started Acyclovir treatment (dosage: Iv) on NS. Soon after starting Acyclovir treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Epilepsy
  • Encephalitis
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Myelitis Transverse
. 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 Herpes Zoster.
Optic Neuritis, Herpes Zoster, Graft Versus Host Disease, Respiratory Failure, Encephalitis

A female patient from NETHERLANDS was prescribed and started Acyclovir on May 25, 2011. After Acyclovir was administered, patient encountered several Acyclovir side effects: optic neuritis, herpes zoster, graft versus host disease, respiratory failure, encephalitis Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Acyclovir dosage: 15 Mg/kg;. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Herpes Zoster, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinaemia

This report suggests a potential Acyclovir Herpes Zoster side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old patient from NETHERLANDS (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Acyclovir (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Acyclovir the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinaemia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Valaciclovir
The patient was hospitalized. Although Acyclovir demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Herpes Zoster, may still occur.
Herpes Zoster, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 20, 2011 by a Female taking Acyclovir (dosage: 10 Mg/kg Milligrams(s)/kilogram, (1 Day)) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 31 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: herpes zoster, alanine aminotransferase increased, liver function test abnormal. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Insulin Glargine
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Campath (12 Mg Milligram(s), Intravenous)
  • Cephalexin
  • Novorapid
  • Simvastatin
  • Gliclazide
The patient was hospitalized.
Agranulocytosis, Anaemia, Condition Aggravated, Confusional State, Decreased Appetite, Herpes Zoster, Leukaemia, Leukopenia, Malaise

This Herpes Zoster problem was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES. A 78-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): chlamydial infection,herpes zoster.On Jun 17, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Acyclovir (dosage: 800 Mg Qid Iv ; 100 Mg Bid Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Acyclovir, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Anaemia
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Confusional State
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Leukaemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Malaise
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 Herpes Zoster, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Aplasia Pure Red Cell, Arthralgia, Herpes Zoster

This is a Acyclovir side effect report of a 54-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: herpes zoster and was treated with Acyclovir (dosage: 800 Mg; Q5h; Po) starting Oct 01, 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Neorecormon
  • Xenical
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Calcichew
  • Alfacalcidol
  • Amlodipine
  • Atenolol
  • Gabapentin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Aplasia Pure Red Cell
  • Arthralgia
  • Herpes Zoster
This opens a possibility that Acyclovir could cause Herpes Zoster and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Aplasia Pure Red Cell, Arthralgia, Herpes Zoster

This Herpes Zoster side effect was reported by a physician from DENMARK on Dec 02, 2009. A patient from DENMARK , 54 years of age, weighting 110.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Acyclovir. Patient felt the following Acyclovir side effects: aplasia pure red cell, arthralgia, herpes zoster. Acyclovir dosage: 800 Mg; Q5h; Po.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Neorecormon
  • Xenical
  • Enalapril
  • Calcichew
  • Alfacalcidol
  • Amlodipine
  • Atenolol
  • Gabapentin
These side effects may potentially be related to Acyclovir.

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Acyclovir Herpes Zoster Causes and Reviews


Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. As you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles. Although it is most common in people over age 50, anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk.

You can't catch shingles from someone who has it. However, if you have a shingles rash, you can pass the virus to someone who has never had chickenpox. This would usually be a child, who could get chickenpox instead of shingles. The virus spreads through direct contact with the rash, and cannot spread through the air.

Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. The pain can be mild to severe. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on your face, it may affect your vision or hearing. The pain of shingles may last for weeks, months, or even years after the blisters have healed.

There is no cure for shingles. Early treatment with medicines that fight the virus may help. These medicines may also help prevent lingering pain.

A vaccine may prevent shingles or lessen its effects. The vaccine is recommended for people 60 or over. In some cases doctors may give it to people ages 50 to 59.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Acyclovir Herpes Zoster 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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