As similar to any medication, in using Acyclovir, there are also things that a person should do and should not do. This is because acyclovir is a drug that do have side effect on it patients if it wrongly used.
Before using it, one must consult with a certified physician in order to learn more about the function of Acyclovir, and getting the clearer ideas that this drug can only help reducing pain and lessen the symptoms not curing or healing any of the viral disease. Being honest in your medical condition before consuming it is also vital. This is because the drug may react towards any other medication and may severe side effects.
Patient with the history of kidney diseases or on dialysis, liver disease, any brain or nervous system disorder as well as an electrolyte imbalance should inform the physician. The medication will be administered once the dosages have been adjusted and tests have done to ensure the safety use of the Acyclovir.
Due to the nature of the herpes virus in which it is contagious, the baby can be infected by the mother during childbirth. Even though it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby, if the mother has genital herpes, it is important to prevent herpes lesion during pregnancy so that genital lesion can be avoided when the baby is born. Acyclovir may harm a nursing infant because it can pass through breast feeding, strictly avoid taking the medication.