Caution: electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, seizure disorder, nursing mothers, and young children
Other: Urticaria, anemia, crystalluria, paresthesias
Blood pressure. Acyclovir may cause orthostatic hypotension. Teach patient to rise slowly!
Administer over 60 mins IV.
NEVER give acyclovir as a bolus (IV push).
Instruct patient with genital herpes to avoid spreading infection via abstinence or condom use. Teach women with genital herpes to have a Pap test done as indicated by health care provider.
Monitor CBC, renal/liver function tests, urine output
Assess for superinfection
Increase Fluid intake
Instruct client to practice abstinence or use condoms
Perform oral hygiene
Watch for orthostatic hypotension