Jun 29, 2017
Author: Nick Hatch, M.D.
- Acyclovir toxicity can uncommonly cause altered
mental status, low blood glucose, hallucinations and myoclonic
- Toxicity often occurs in the setting of renal
insufficiency, as it is cleared by the kidneys.
- Acyclovir is often used to treat shingles,
which can also cause similar symptoms as acyclovir toxicity due to
encephalitis - rule this out in the setting of a concomitant