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Can you drink alcohol while taking valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpes?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Not wise,,,: Although there's no noted contraindication to doing this, it's generally not a good idea to drink alcohol with any drug, especially large amounts of alcohol that can affect the metabolism and concentration of that drug, and increase side effects. Having said that, it's unlikely that a glass of wine or small amount of alcohol would be significant, unless it is a major contraindication for the drug

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