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Can I Take Valacyclovir For A Cold
I started taking 2 Valtrex (valacyclovir) tablets 1000mg for my cold sores last night. I am about to take the last 2 pills. When will the sores go away?
I'm currently on levofloxacin 500mg. If I need to is it okay to take valacyclovir (existing prescription) in case of a cold sore.
DrugDrugInteractions: You're smart to ask about drug-drug interactions. Better yet, always ask prescribing doc & dispensing pharmacist - but that also means you have to tell them about everything you take, including dietary supplements & OTC medications. In your case, www. Drugs. Com says there're no interactions: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1457-0, 2282-0. Just be mindful of tendonopathy ...Read more
Hi. I'm 9 weeks pregnant. How would you recommend I deal with cold sores? Is it safe to take app-valacyclovir? Any help would be great. Thanks
Call your OB MD: It's impt to always check in with them. If it doesn't stop you from eating, perhaps just put up with the discomfort. Never take anything, even over the counter without checking w/OB. Good luck. ...Read more
Should I take lysine for my chronic cold sores? If so, as treatment or to prevent? Dosage? Currently take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use Abreva.
Pay attention: Abreva does very little, not worth the money. L-Lysine is an old scam: it did nothing 40 years ago and it does nothing now. Simple understanding of biochemistry of amino acids is enough to dispel this silly scam. See a dermatologist. Are you sure it is herpes? Valacyclovir can be helpful if dosed properly and is safe. Usual dose is 2gram at very first prodromal symptoms of each attack. Sometimes d ...Read more
If I shared a straw with someone who has had a recent cold sore outbreak, can I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) as prophylaxis? If so, what dosage would be appropriate?
Doctor recently gave me valacyclovir HCl 500 mg t the directions are take 4 tablets daily for one day treatment for cold sore, how to take hourly?
Twice a day: Generally the directions I give my patients are to take two tablets in the morning and two at night. ...Read more
Expired Valtrex (valacyclovir): It is never a good idea to take medications that are expired. However, with a vast majority of medications, it should be noted that the expiration date on the package does not mean the product is rendered useless the day after the expiration date. If within a few days of the expiration date, I suggest contacting your pharmacist for an opinion. ...Read more
Probably nothing: All medicines degrade with time. Just cause it expired doesn't mean its poisonous. Just won't work as well as unexpired medicine. Actually, it really depends on how old the medicine is. If its relatively soon after the expiration date, I'm sure its still good. All bets are off its over a year past. ...Read more
Don't recommend: As this may reduce effectiveness.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: You must really consult your doctor. There are different regimens and doses. It also depends on whether you are treating a first time infection. Repeat infection and using the pill for prevention ...Read more
Won't hurt you: It is very safe medication. Extra dose is just a wast of money. ...Read more
Is it ok if I take a lot more Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills now so they'll work faster; or will I overdose?
NO: Never take a "lot more now" so the medicine will work faster. That will never happen. The time it takes a medicine to work is based on the intrinsic properties of the medicine itself. Taking a lot now will only put you at risk for serious side effects from too high a dose. ...Read more
Should I be worried about future problems because I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday? I take 500 every 12 hours. Thanks
No Worries: There is no know problems with taking maintenance valtrex (valacyclovir). It would be worse not to take it as maintenance and have reoccurring breakouts that can cause increase risk of transmission. I am not sure what the exact diagnosis is that you are taking this for, but it is wise to stay suppressed from breakouts. ...Read more
I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day, twice if I feel anything off. Why am I still getting outbreaks & what can I do to stop them?
Yes: According to the package insert, there are no drug interactions. ...Read more
The dosage of acyclovir in milk after valacyclovir is less than 1% of a typical infant dosage and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required when using valacyclovir during breastfeeding. Drug. Com
Please contact your prescribing physician or pediatrician for further guidance ...Read more
Valacyclovir: Yes. It is common to take 1000 mg twice or thrice daily for five days. If that dose is not helping your doctor may want to figure out what is delaying treatment. ...Read more
Do I have to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day or just when prodrome symptoms arise? I have ghsv1.
Depends...: It all depends on how you were instructed to do so. If your outbreaks are only occasional and you are referring to the oral herpes (or commonly known as cold sores) then you can take when you get symptoms. However, if you are getting them too often and your doctor prescribed it for prevention then take it every day. If that is the case you might need a higher dose when you get sores appearing again. ...Read more
If you are not having any symptoms of herpes do you have to continue to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday?
Valtrex (valacyclovir): You are on suppressive tx. If you discontinue it could come back. ...Read more
What does it mean to take valacylcovir with prophylactic dosing? Is not the same to take valacyclovir? It makes any difference?
Lower dose: Prophylactic dosing is about 1/2 the usual dose and has been shown to reduce the frequency of outbreaks during the year. ...Read more
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