GENERIC NAME: valacyclovir
BRAND NAME: Valtrex
GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes
SIDE EFFECTS: The side effect profile of valacyclovir is similar to that of acyclovir.
Common side effects are:
- abdominal pain,
- cold symptoms,
- increased liver enzymes, and
- reduction of white blood cells.
Other important side effects are:
More serious side effects include central nervous system side effects which are more likely to happen in the elderly such as:
- seizures, and
- encephalopathy (a disorder of the brain).
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