A 27-year-old female asked:
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Is zovirax the suppressive drug for herpes ? How is it different from Valtrex (valacyclovir) ?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in 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 you need to take it less often.
Answered on Mar 16, 2017
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Effective: All kidding aside, impossible to give pronunciation over the internet.
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