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I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, I also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, I also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

Immunosuppressed: Your recovery may be hampered by some of the medications you take as well as some of your other medical conditions. You should see an infectious disease specialist to ascertain you are taking the proper medications given your complex medical history. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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My immune system has been down, I've been battling bronchitis & then a head cold for almost 2 months. I'm feeling better. Got an outbreak, started valtrex 5 days ago. Now I have another outbreak! Is this normal? In 20 years this has never happened. I'm ta

My immune system has been down, I've been battling bronchitis & then a head cold for almost 2 months. I'm feeling better. Got an outbreak, started valtrex 5 days ago. Now I have another outbreak! Is this normal? In 20 years this has never happened. I'm ta

Outbreak of what?: Your question wasn't clear and got truncated, but if you're taking valtrex (valacyclovir) for suppression of herpes of any sort, it needs several months on the right dose to achieve a good result, moreover you need to test your blood count while on the medicine for protracted periods, confer with the doctor who prescribed you the medicine or get a virtual consult on HealthTap, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What would happenif you take an expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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

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Can you take Valtrex (valacyclovir) with hydroxyzine?

Yes: According to the package insert, there are no drug interactions. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take lysine and Valtrex (valacyclovir) together?

You can: You can do that if you want. Lysine is not usually prescribed by doctors since taking an oral supplement has no proven benefits. Its use in preventing herpes outbreaks is highly debatable. ...Read more

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Can you take the medication Valtrex (valacyclovir) if you are nursing?

Drug. Com: 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

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Can I take 1500mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) for coldsores every 12 hours until they are gone?

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

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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

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Just started to take first pill of Valtrex (valacyclovir) 500 mg would two beers have any affect on the dose I took six hours ago?

Just started to take first pill of Valtrex (valacyclovir) 500 mg would two beers have any affect on the dose I took six hours ago?

"Straight, no chaser: Like any number of prescription medications that are given, they all work best when taken as directed with water (pill) so they can be appropriately absorbed. "Chasing" any medication down with 2 beers limits its' effectiveness. ...Read more

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My partner has herpes, I don't. He's on valtrex (valacyclovir). Can I also take Valtrex (valacyclovir) to minimize risk? Is there a possibility it would make a difference?

My partner has herpes, I don't. He's on valtrex (valacyclovir). Can I also take Valtrex (valacyclovir) to minimize risk? Is there a possibility it would make a difference?

Complicated: First, it is not likely that if your partner has this that you do not. You may simply have not developed symptomatic disease, but you can only tell by testing. Yes, you can take oral forms of acyclovir, but whether this will prevent you from becoming infected is unclear. Your partner's taking Acyclovir may reduce the risk to you. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take expired valacyclovir?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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How long does valacyclovir take to work?

How long does valacyclovir take to work?

Valacyclovir TO WORK: How long does it take valacyclovir to work? For what? Cold sores? Genital herpes? Shingles (herpes zoster)? It varies with the disease, with the length of time you had it, and how severe it is.
Ask your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What happens when you take expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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

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Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) thzt expired 2 yrsago still ok to take?

No: If you need to take valtrex, (valacyclovir) there is a strong possibility that this medication that is 2 years old will not be as effective. You need to get a new prescription. ...Read more

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How many times a day should u take the Valtrex (valacyclovir) pill?

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

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What happens if I accidentally take two doses of valacyclovir in one day?

What happens if I accidentally take two doses of valacyclovir in one day?

Won't hurt you: It is very safe medication. Extra dose is just a wast of money. ...Read more

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Can taking 500 mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily cause more outbreaks if you decide to not take it anymore?

Herpes Suppression: It is not likely that taking a medication to suppress herpes contagiousness and outbreaks would in the end cause more outbreaks. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I take a lot more Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills now so they'll work faster; or will I overdose?

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

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Should I be worried about future problems because I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday? I take 500 every 12 hours. Thanks

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

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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?

Can do nothing: Valtrex (valacyclovir) does not kill the herpes simplex virus that causes the outbreaks - it only makes outbreaks less frequent, shorter lasting, and less uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can u take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Clomid together?

Can u take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Clomid together?

Yes you can: Hi Kia,

yes you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and clomid together. I noted that you were on multiple medications. Caution is always advised when taking multiple medication. You are very wise in checking especially since you are TTC. ...Read more

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Can you take atenolol and Valtrex (valacyclovir) together?

Can you take atenolol and Valtrex (valacyclovir) together?

Yes: Yes, you can. There are no significant interactions between them. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

Valacyclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


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Valtrex (Definition)

Valtrex is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more