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Side Effects

Q & A

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. It causes herpetic sores that are painful blisters. This condition is common in people under 50. At least 8 in 10 people are unaware of their condition when affected by this virus as the symptoms are not visible. More than 60% people are at risk of this virus due to unprotected sex. There is no cure to herpes but treatments can reduce and prevent the symptoms. Genital herpes usually transfers with skin contact of the infected person. Oral/vaginal sex or just close genital contact can also cause the risk. The herpes virus can also enter through a cut or break in the skin.

Aciclovir tablets are antiviral medicines. They are used to treat genital herpes. Aciclovir prevents the viruses from multiplying and spreading. This reduces the severity of the infection. This medicine also helps prevent the infection from occurring. Usually, genital herpes infections are treated with Aciclovir cream or ointment. But if the infection is serious, you need tablets or oral medications. Aciclovir tablets are required for this.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Consult a doctor before you take this medicine
  • The usual dose is one 200 mg tablet 5 times a day (or as prescribed by the doctor)
  • Keep 4-hours difference with each dose
  • The course is of 5 days (however, your doctor may ask you to take the medicine for longer period of time)

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Skin reactions
  • Itching
  • Feeling tired
  • Unexplained fever

Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Hair loss
  • Hive-like rash
  • Changes in blood test
  • Changes in urine test
  • Anemia
  • Weakness
  • Hallucination
  • Feeling sleepy
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Kidney problems

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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Who can be affected by Genital Herpes?

Anyone under the age of 50 who is sexually active can get genital herpes infection.

Are the symptoms visible?

NO. In most cases, the symptoms of this virus are not visible.

Can anyone be infected by this virus?

YES. However, HSV-Type 2 virus (Genital herpes) is more common in women than in men.

Can antibiotics work on this virus?

NO. Genital herpes is caused by a virus, so antibiotics will not work. There is no cure to herpes but treatments can reduce and prevent the symptoms.

How can you know if you have genital herpes?

As symptoms are not visible early, a blood test can help you know if you are infected.

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