A member asked:

32w pregnant having a stress shingles outbreak on l side of low back/ buttock, its so painful w/sacrum nerve pain. can i safely take my valacyclovir?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Valacyclovir is considered pregnancy class b, so it should be ok. Consult with your obstetrician first.

Answered Nov 7, 2016


Dr. Peterson Pierre answered

Specializes in Dermatology

This drug is pregnancy category b so it should be safe to take.

Answered Sep 30, 2013



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