Acyclovir Sodium

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WALGREENS Retail

$36.33

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88%

$4.30 With Free Coupon
HARRIS TEETER PHARMACY Retail

$19.20

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59%

$7.88 With Free Coupon
WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS INC Retail

$19.20

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59%

$7.88 With Free Coupon
SAFEWAY PHARMACY Retail

$36.33

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78%

$7.88 With Free Coupon
WALMART PHARMACY Retail

$36.33

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71%

$10.64 With Free Coupon
COSTCO Retail

$19.20

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39%

$11.70 With Free Coupon
CVS PHARMACY Retail

$36.33

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66%

$12.35 With Free Coupon
Acyclovir Sodium

Drug Info for acyclovir sodium

Acyclovir injection is used to treat first-time or repeat outbreaks of herpes simplex (a herpes virus infection of the skin and mucus membranes) and to treat herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past) in people with weak immune systems. It is also used to treat first-time genital herpes outbreaks (a herpes virus infection that causes sores to form around the genitals and rectum from time to time) in people with normal immune systems. Acyclovir injection is used to treat herpes simplex encephalitis (brain infection with swelling caused by the herpes virus) and herpes infections in newborn infants. Acyclovir injection is in a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It works by stopping the spread of the herpes virus in the body. Acyclovir injection will not cure genital herpes and may not stop the spread of genital herpes to other people.

  • Acyclovir Sodium Novaplus
  • PremierPro Rx Acyclovir Sodium
  • By injection

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.

Injection routeA nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

Injection routeYou may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

This medicine must be given slowly, so the needle will stay in place for about 1 hour.

Injection routeUse a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.

Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.

Injection routeIf you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. After the medicine powder in the bottle has been mixed with the liquid, store the mixture in the refrigerator in a closed container. Bring it to room temperature before you use it. The mixture must be used within 12 hours after it is mixed.

Injection routeThrow away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to acyclovir or valacyclovir.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney or liver disease, or a history of electrolyte problems, breathing problems, or neurologic disorders such as seizures or head injury.

Do not become dehydrated, because dehydration can increase your risk for serious side effects. Drink extra liquids while you are using this medicine.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach, yellow skin or eyes

Decrease in how much or how often you urinate

Pain or swelling where the IV needle is placed

Swelling in your face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

Unusual bleeding or bruising

Tell your doctor if you are taking probenecid.

Do not become dehydrated, because dehydration can increase your risk for serious side effects. Drink extra liquids while you are using this medicine.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach, yellow skin or eyes
  • Swelling in your face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • Pain or swelling where the IV needle is placed
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stools
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Muscle pain
  • Mild nausea, diarrhea, or stomach upset