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Valacyclovir

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes Simplex Virus: Valacyclovir is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses in adults and children. Illnesses caused by herpes viruses include genital herpes, c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Valacyclovir: This is an antiviral compound effective against herpes simplex. It inhibits clinical symptoms, and prolongs the duration of time between outbreaks, b ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
Valacyclovir TO WORK: How long does it take valacyclovir to work? For what? Cold sores? Genital herpes? Shingles (herpes zoster)? It varies with the disease, with the lengt ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Despite the name, herpangina has nothing to do with herpes. It's caused by coxsackie virus, which cannot be treated with Valtrex (valacyclovir) or oth ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No : Valtrex (valacyclovir) is not used for the treatment of acne.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No.: It's an antiviral, and it has no significant antimicrobial effect.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: It's not more effective, but it's more convenient because you don't have to take it as often. Now that they're both generic, i always use valacyclovir ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Either: I'm assuming you're talking about oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) and zovirax (not zovirax cream). Both are effective, but Valtrex (valacyclovir) is more ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Effective: All kidding aside, impossible to give pronunciation over the internet.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Asymptomatic exposure to herpes simplex virus doe not need to be treated with antivirals. It is treated only if there is an outbreak. Supressive treat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not flu: Valacyclovir (valtrex) only works on certain herpes viruses (mainly herpes simplex and varicella zoster). It has no activity against influenza (flu) ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not that I know: Of but if u call your pharmacist he or she can check the exact drug interactions.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it will: Valtrex (valacyclovir) in correct dose will help clear genital herpes outbreak.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Really?: You are 39 years old. Who's going to tell her?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Mirabile
32 years experience in Gynecology
Herpes: All of the medications are effective in treatment of the herpes virus.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience in Dentistry
Very rare: Herpes meningitis is very rare but if the herpes virus was caught and controlled right at the beginning it would make sense from a medical stand point ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
VALTREX (valacyclovir) FOR HSV: Valacyclovir -- the brand name is Valtrex (valacyclovir) -- is quite effective in peventing herpes simplex recurrences. Not 100%, though.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience in Dentistry
Very good: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is very effective for cold sores, although i typically prefer zovirax just because it's cheaper.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Yes.: Valacyclovir (trade name valtrex) is effective against shingles. The faster treatment is started after onset the better it works. Ditto for Famciclovi ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect(s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Long-term Valtrex (valacyclovir): Long-term Valtrex (valacyclovir) use appears to be safe.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
All can work: All can work. Some experts feel the newer agents and especially valcyclovir are better, but each can help. The choice depends on several factors - how ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip S Steinfeld
60 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing(1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
The : The food and drug administration (fda) categorizes valacyclovir as pregnancy category b. This category means it has not been studied in pregnant huma ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Antiviral: Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Also ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Class B: Valacyclovir is considered pregnancy class b, so it should be ok. Consult with your obstetrician first.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sometimes: Indicated daily for recurrent Genital Herpes outbreaks!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: Although there is no cure for herpes, some drugs have been effective in reducing the frequency and duration of outbreaks. It might be a good idea to d ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
When did it expire?: * years. Wouldn't take it. One year..I would. Was it in a bottle in a shelf, or sitting out exposed to light. Wouldn't take it sitting out for some ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blues: Not the side effect it's something more than that. Talk to your pcp.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Common effects are .: Headache, nausea, abdominal pain and fatigue. There are others but they are rather uncommon. Overall it's a rather well tolerated medication. Hope ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Herpes: Valacyclovir is designed to be taken twice a day during outbreaks. Once daily dosing is not appropriate when treating herpes.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
St johns wort: It can cause problems. Not advisable for therapy.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Re-phrase question: The question is confusing. Valacyclovir is used to treat herpes infections. for treatment, it is a medication that is taken usually three times a day ... Read More

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