San Antonio, TX
A 45-year-old female asked:
Is it possible to become resistant to valtrex (valacyclovir) and it stops working as well as before?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes, but rare: It's possible but very unusual. It tends to happen only in immunosuppressed patients who have taken intermittent Acyclovir or valacyclovir for many years. If you develop a herpes lesion while taking valtrex, the lesion can be cultured and sent to the lab for sensitivity testing, which will determine whether the herpes is sensitive or resistant.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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