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A 18-year-old female asked:

I started taking 2 valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets 1000mg for my cold sores last night. i am about to take the last 2 pills. when will the sores go away?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Valacyclovir: OK....thats not the right dose. For cold sores (herpes type 1 AND 2)..the dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) is 2grams by mouth in the morning and then again at night. Then your finished technically.

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Last updated Oct 16, 2018

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