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What are the side effects of Herplex pills?

Hi! First, sorry if my english is bad. On tuesday i noticed some sensitive spots in my mouth, specifically on inner side of the lips, both upper and lower, and i though it was aphthae, but after a few days (friday, yesterday) it got worse and i suspected it was a herpes simplex (i googled the symptoms and images and it looked like it). This morning, my doctor gave me Herplex pills, to take 2 every 6 hours. They gave me a painful rash all over my face, and the oral gel that I m supposed to use 3x a day (Royazol) stings and burns every time i apply it. What should I do? My lips are little less puffy then they were today, but my mouth is still sore and painful and the rash is not going away, even though I took one Claritine. Thank you!
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
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Hi,

Herplex contains aciclovir is an antiviral agent that is used to treat viral Infections like genital herpes, singles, chicken pox etc caused by herpes zoster and varicella zoster. Side effects of Herplex are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, GIT upset, anorexia, increased thirst, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, rashes, seizures, fever, black tarry stool, symptoms of a serious allergic reactions including rash, itching, swelling of lips, tongue or throat, trouble breathing, dizziness, confusion etc.

It may take up to 3 days for symptoms reduction. If you think that your lip swelling occurs due to allergic reactions caused by Herplex, then you should immediately consult with your prescribing physician. He may direct you to stop taking this medication.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Zubayer Alam, General & Family Physician
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What are the side effects of Herplex pills?

Hi, Herplex contains aciclovir is an antiviral agent that is used to treat viral Infections like genital herpes, singles, chicken pox etc caused by herpes zoster and varicella zoster. Side effects of Herplex are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, GIT upset, anorexia, increased thirst, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, rashes, seizures, fever, black tarry stool, symptoms of a serious allergic reactions including rash, itching, swelling of lips, tongue or throat, trouble breathing, dizziness, confusion etc. It may take up to 3 days for symptoms reduction. If you think that your lip swelling occurs due to allergic reactions caused by Herplex, then you should immediately consult with your prescribing physician. He may direct you to stop taking this medication. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Zubayer Alam, General & Family Physician