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Please describe the medication: valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Antiviral: Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Also treats cold sores and chicken pox in children. This medicine will not cure herpes, but may prevent a breakout of herpes sores or blisters.
Dr. Kevin Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Antiviral: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is an antiviral medication that is typically used to treat genital herpes, herpes labials (cold sores), and other herpes infections. It can be used for an outbreak or used as suppressive therapy.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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