Aciclovir is an antiviral drug that is used in the treatment of Chickenpox (Varicella) or shingles (herpes zoster). It may also be used for suppressing genital herpes infections or other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Do not take Aciclovir if you are allergic to any ingredient in the drug.
Certain drugs can interact with Aciclovir and hence, mention clearly to your doctor or pharmacist all medicines, dietary supplements and herbal prescriptions that you are taking, especially any of the following.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you are, then stop using Aciclovir. It is unknown whether Aciclovir is secreted in breast milk. Avoid breast feeding while using the drug.
Discuss with your doctor any prior medical condition that you may have including kidney disorders.
Cetain medicines like aminoglycoside antibiotics [eg, gentamicin], amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] [eg, ibuprofen], tacrolimus, vancomycin) can harm the kidney. Refrain from using these drugs while taking Aciclovir.