Review: could Acyclovir cause Substance abuse (Drug abuse)?
Summary: there is no Substance abuse reported by people who take Acyclovir yet.
We study 554 people who have side effects while taking Acyclovir from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Substance abuse and more.
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Acyclovir has active ingredients of acyclovir. It is often used in herpes simplex. (latest outcomes from 1,295 Acyclovir users)
Substance abuse has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 10,559 Substance abuse patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: No report is found
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