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Is valacyclovir hcl 1 as effective as valtrex for cold sores taken at the first sign?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Generic equivalent: Valacyclovir is the generic equivalent of Valtrex (valacyclovir). Same thing
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