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I am taking acyclovir for suspected? oral herpes (no sores)

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I am taking acyclovir for suspected? oral herpes (no sores) just burning tongue. I am 69 year old male and was diagnosed with genital herpes many years ago. After initial treatment had little or no problems for 40 years. Had shingles recently, treated with same and no problems. Currently taking 400mg 5xdaily and having blurred vision (moderate?). Will this go away after I quit the medicine or greatly reduce dosage? Thank you so very much!!
Submitted: 1 year ago via AskDocWeb.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. avid

acyclovir can cause photosensitivity and cause mild blurry vision.

it will go away after treatment with acyclovir.

did you get blurry vision the last time you were on acyclovir for your shingles?

you should not get long term blurry vision from acyclovir.

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