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A 28-year-old female asked:

Risks for taking valtrex (valacyclovir) daily?

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Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Long-term Valtrex (valacyclovir): Long-term Valtrex (valacyclovir) use appears to be safe.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Virtually zero: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a very safe drug for long-term or short-term use.
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Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Not many: The dose for daily prevention of Herpes is lower than the treatment of an active infection and is fairly safe.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to not use condoms when he is taking daily valtrex (valacyclovir)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Many other diseases like hpv, syphillis and clamydia do not respond to this med.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
How will I know if I'm having a ghsv1 outbreak on daily Valtrex (valacyclovir)? Won't it get rid of or greatly lessen symptoms?
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Herpes simplex: As a general rule valacyclovir usually modifies the frequency and severity of outbreaks of genital herpes, but this is not invariable and in some pati... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me for example taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily to reduce and STD breakout. what are the long-term effects?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
None known: Valacyclovir (Valtrex®) is used to suppress gential herpes outbreaks. It is one of the safest drugs known; side effects are extremely rare. Even with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Im taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) on a daily basis, plus super lysine 1500mg, and vitamins c and zinc. Yet i continue to have outbreaks that lasts for a week or two. I watch what i eat, stop smoking! please help me!
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
HSV 2: Make sure the dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) is about 500-1, 000mg daily. Have your doctor do blood tests to check you immune status. Stress, anxiety ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
On valtex ( 1000 mg daily) for genital herpes, does that affect my wbc and if so would my wbc go lower or higher taking valtrex (valacyclovir) , my 4 norm wbc count?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No effect: Valcyclovir (Valtrex) has no effect on the white blood cell count.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
I'm taking azitomycin for chymidia at the same time can i take fluconazale if it's a yeast and i take daily valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpes so my question is RDs three medication safe to take at the same time?
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yes: Azithromycin is a single dose for chlamydia. Fluconazole is a single dose for candida. You must have already taken a dose of each. I do not understand... Read More
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Last updated Nov 3, 2018

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