Zovirax may not be the right treatment for everyone. You should only use Zovirax if you have cold sores or genital herpes, which are caused by HSV. You can take Zovirax when pregnant and breastfeeding but some medications may interact with Zovirax. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure.
You should also speak with your doctor before taking if you:
- have or have had concerns with your kidneys
- have a weakened immune system
Can you take Zovirax when pregnant?
Yes, it can be safe to take Zovirax when pregnant but speak to a doctor first to find out the benefits and risks.
Can you take Zovirax while breastfeeding?
Yes, it can be safe to take Zovirax when breastfeeding. Zovirax tablets are taken by the mouth, so some of the medicine can be passed to the baby but this is unlikely to cause any harm. Speak to a doctor first to find out the benefits and risks.
Medications that can interact with Zovirax
Some medications can interact with Zovirax, making it work differently within the body. Some medications can increase the chances of you getting side effects from Zovirax when taken together.
Speak to your doctor if you are taking:
- medication for stomach ulcers
- valaciclovir (a medication similar to acyclovir)
- medication for gout
- medication for an organ transplant
- medication for asthma
Can you drink alcohol when taking Zovirax?
Yes, you can drink alcohol when taking Zovirax.
Can you take paracetamol with Zovirax?
Yes, Zovirax is not known to interact with Paracetamol so is safe to take alongside if needed.
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