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can i take valacyclovir for a cold

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Valacyclovir: OK....thats not the right dose. For cold sores (herpes type 1 AND 2)..the dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) is 2grams by mouth in the morning and then a ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
YES: YES
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
DrugDrugInteractions: You're smart to ask about drug-drug interactions. Better yet, always ask prescribing doc & dispensing pharmacist - but that also means you have to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Valacyclovir acts in viral DNA and is safe both orally and topically in pregnancy. It is used in the 3rd trimester to decrease the chance of an outbre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Mild illnesses need not cause one to postpone a flu shot. The annual flu shot contains protection against Flu A and Flu B. It is ok for a person with ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not needed: Nearly everyone has been infected with the HSVI associated with cold sores and thus being exposed to a cold sore would not increase your risk in getti ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Pay attention: Abreva does very little, not worth the money. l-Lysine is an old scam: it did nothing 40 years ago and it does nothing now. Simple understanding of bi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Twice a day: Generally the directions i give my patients are to take two tablets in the morning and two at night.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No problem: While Valtrex (valacyclovir) is efficaciaous in treating sores in the mouth it also causes some GI complaints. Since you are taking a bowel prep to ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Acyclovir, L-lysine: You can use Acyclovir cream and L-lysine capsule until your prescriber figures it out what to use instead of Valtrex.

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