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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Effective: All kidding aside, impossible to give pronunciation over the internet.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Combined use of oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) and topical zovirax (presumably for oral herpes) is not unsafe. However, once you are taking oral Valtrex ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You can take these and attend the meeting No one will know except if you have lesions on an exposed place like your face. In that case you will hav ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Similar: Both are anti-viral medications made by different companies. For the most part, they work equally well. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is advantageous in that ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Neither: One med may not necessarily be better than the other. These are both antiviral medications of the same family. Kind of like the antibiotics Amoxicilli ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
VIRAL INFECTIONS: Viruses can promote worsening of ms, even a full blown relapse. Sounds like you recently had labor and delivery, and pregnancy is protective, but bre ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and No: It is ok to take them at the same time. The zovirax ointment will not add anything to the Valtrex (valacyclovir) treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why both?: Usually, you use either Valtrex (valacyclovir) once or twice daily or acyclovir more often , not both .
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Pearlman
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is no evidence that adding the ointment makes any difference. I would just use the Valtrex (valacyclovir) pill.
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