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A 38-year-old female asked:

I am currently on a daily dose of 500mg of valacyclovir. i am 4 weeks pregnant are these meds safe to take?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes it is said to be: Valacyclovir has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. High-dose animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Valtrex (valacyclovir): There are no controlled first trimester studies but Valtrex (valacyclovir) is safe in 2-3 trimester of pregnancy.
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Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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