A 46-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stanley Siuanswered
Cosmetic Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes, in moderation: There are no contraindications to drinking alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes. Contraindications/cautions include: hypersens to drug/class/compon, caution if immunocompormised, advanced hiv, renal impairment, concurrent nephrotoxic agents, elderly, if dehydrated. Getting drunk may not be safe to yourself and/or to others, however. That's why i suggest drinking in "moderation".
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Dr. Richard Charmoyanswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
No: You should not have alcohol when treating oral heroes with the medication. It interfere with the effect of the medication.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 10, 2019
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