What are some of the side and/or adverse effects of the antiviral drug acyclovir (Zovirax)?
Burning, itching at application site (usually temporary)
- Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea
- Renal toxicity
- CNS toxicity (rare; patients who have renal impairment at most risk) - restlessness, tremors, psychosis, seizures
- Thrombophlebitis at IV site;
- IV infiltration causes tissue damage.