A 45-year-old female asked:
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i've noticed that since i started taking 500 mg of valacyclovir daily my urine smells different. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
urine odor: It is recommended to take valacyclovir with plenty of fluid to keep kidneys flushed to prevent problems. Odor may result from concentrated urine; however, there was one report of unusual odor when taking this drug, which was not considered a serious side effect. If note blood in urine, see doc right away. Otherwise, lots of fluids.
Answered on Nov 18, 2013
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