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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) be prescribed to treat any other virus besides herpes?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) be prescribed to treat any other virus besides herpes?

Inappropriate: You could prescribe it for many things, but the only agent against which it is likely to be effective is herpes simplex. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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How likely is it i will pass the herpes 2 virus if i'm taking valacyclovir daily and use condoms and don't have outbreaks?

How likely is it i will pass the herpes 2 virus if i'm taking valacyclovir daily and use condoms and don't have outbreaks?

Very low, approach 0: Very unlikely, as you are doing everything possible to prevent transmission. Get lots of rest as viral outbreaks are tied to immune system and immune system becomes more vulnerable when we're tired and sleep deprived, but, honestly, you're doing everything right. ...Read more

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I have gential herpes & i'm taking valtrex (valacyclovir).I went to a dentist and he prescribed amoclan 1g & rapidus 50mg in another country. Are they okay together?

I have gential herpes & i'm taking valtrex (valacyclovir).I went to a dentist and he prescribed amoclan 1g & rapidus 50mg in another country. Are they okay together?

Drug interaction: Amoclam (amoxicillin/clavulanate) and rapidus (diclofenac) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. A this medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Neither should interfere with valacyclovir. ...Read more

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The blood and urine tests confirmed that I don't have herpes but I still have a lesion on my vulva. The doc prescribed valtrex (valacyclovir). Y?

The blood and urine tests confirmed that I don't have herpes but I still have a lesion on my vulva. The doc prescribed valtrex (valacyclovir). Y?

Mind reader: Unfortunately, I can't tell you what your doctor is thinking. It is possible if you have a new onset herpes infection that the blood tests will not come back positive yet. Also tests are not perfect and can miss things, so maybe your doctor is treating just in case. However, there are other conditions that can cause lesions on your vulva. If it does not go away see a gyn or dermatologist ...Read more

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I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun

I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not  go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for  antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun

I : I would question whether this is a fever blister given that it has been present for 2 months. Perhaps it is a condition called perleche? I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can examine the area, possible perform a bacterial or viral culture, and give a recommendation. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Prescribed Valtrex (valacyclovir) bc I tested positive for HSV2 antibodies blood test, but no outbreak - ok to to take even if I may not really have genital herpes?

It depends: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is to prevent outbreaks to protect you from them and your sex partner. You may still be infectious even when there are no symptoms of an outbreak yet. If you have been monogamous, the same sex partner, it may not be necessary to take it. Have them tested and discuss with your doctor. If you are abstinent, no, you don't need to take it, realizing you could have an outbreak. ...Read more

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I ve a lesion inside my spinal cord at c7 can't biopsy due to paralysing me and l test positive for ebv virus in my spinal cord fluid. I'm on Targin endone celebrex valtrex l need a diagnosis and how to treat it please as all Drs so far don't know?

I ve a lesion inside my spinal cord at c7 can't  biopsy due to paralysing me and l test positive for ebv virus in my spinal cord fluid. I'm on Targin endone celebrex  valtrex l need a diagnosis and how to treat it  please as all Drs so far don't know?

Consultation advised: Sorry to learn of your problem. An INBOX Text consultation here at Health Tap may be helpful. You would need to give a complete medical history and upload any pertinent studies or reports. Be available to respond to followup questions from the physician. Another option if to submit your case to CrowdMed at http://bit.ly/1QHSTqT Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) work on flu/viruses?

Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) work on flu/viruses?

Not flu: Valacyclovir (valtrex) only works on certain herpes viruses (mainly herpes simplex and varicella zoster). It has no activity against influenza (flu) virus or other respiratory viruses. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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