A 29-year-old male asked:
Can i consume alcohol while taking valaciclovir for cold sores?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Coyle Connollyanswered
Dermatology 31 years experience
Cold sore : Alcohol will often reduce the effectiveness of medications and can interact with some medications to cause negative effects and compound the side effects. Therefore , avoid alcohol while taking your medication to be safe.
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Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: Drugs. Com drug interaction checker shows no significant drug - drug interactions between Valacyclovir and alcohol.
259 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 22, 2018
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