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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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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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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?

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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Doctors assistant said the bump on my vagina looks like herpes and prescribed valtrex. They gave me azithromycin in case of STD but it helped the bump?

Doctors assistant said the bump on my vagina looks like herpes and prescribed valtrex. They gave me azithromycin in case of STD but it helped the bump?

STD testing?: I hope STD testing was done to so that an accurate Rx can be given. The use of antibiotics should be given if there are specific indications for the same. The CDC is very concerned that we are running out of antibiotics for clinical use due to resistance and inappropriate prescribing. Check back with your MD to see if STD testing has been completed and what was the result. ...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

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Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) stop herpes meningitis from occuring?

Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) stop herpes meningitis from occuring?

Very rare: Herpes meningitis is very rare but if the herpes virus was caught and controlled right at the beginning it would make sense from a medical stand point that if and that's a big it meningitis was to occur the herpes would have been resolved. But again this is rare. ...Read more

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Should I ask for Valtrex (valacyclovir) before a blood test comes back for herpes?

Maybe: Herpes is usually diagnosed and treated based on the appearance of the lesion. The blood test doesn't tell you whether a lesion is due to herpes. It only tells you whether you have herpes in your body. If you wait for the result to come back, it will be too late to benefit from treatment for that episode. ...Read more

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Will Valtrex (valacyclovir) help lessen the pain and length of my first herpes outbreak?

Yes and yes: Valacyclovir can not only lessen the duration of your outbreak, but can suppress further outbreaks. It will still likely be painful, however, the duration of the outbreak will be shortened. ...Read more

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Is zovirax the suppressive drug for herpes? How is it different from Valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Is zovirax the suppressive drug for herpes? How is it different from Valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Similar: Both are anti-viral medications made by different companies. For the most part, they work equally well. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is advantageous in that you need to take it less often. ...Read more

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How can reduce transmission of herpes to my bf? I am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use latex condoms but there is still risk : (

How can reduce transmission of herpes to my bf? I am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use latex condoms but there is still risk : (

Low risk: By being on Valtrex (valacyclovir) and using condoms, you're greatly lowering the risk. You can't do much more than that short of abstinence. Keep in mind that he could already have been infected, even if he has no outbreaks. The only way to find out would be with an hsv-2 antibody test. But since you're already taking valtrex, (valacyclovir) I'm not sure the information would help. ...Read more

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Hello I have had herpes for 34 years and have only passed to my boyfriend 30 years ago I am on Valtrex can I pass from Menopause spotting?

Hello I have had herpes for 34 years and have only passed to my boyfriend 30 years ago I am on Valtrex can I pass from Menopause spotting?

Yes: You can pass herpes with or without spotting. You can pass it with or without any open lesions on your genitals. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
https://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes. Htm
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My herpes 2, first break out is going on 2.5 months still in pain started valtrex (valacyclovir) one week ago, will I ever heal, I'm still burning, itching & pain?

My herpes 2, first break out is going on 2.5 months still in pain started valtrex (valacyclovir) one week ago, will I ever heal, I'm still burning, itching & pain?

Duration: 2.5 months is an exceptionally long time unless you have been exposed to the virus over and over again. How were you INITIALLY treated? What was your original Valtrex (valacyclovir) dosing and length of treatment. Were you placed on suppressive therapy? Call your prescribing physician today and review therapy. ...Read more

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Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) only for genital herpes?

No: It's also used for shingles, oral herpes (cold sores), and herpes that occurs in other areas, such as the anus or skin. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) trigger a false positive herpes test?

Herpes simplex: Depends upon the test to which you are referring. Valtrex (valacyclovir) may diminish the presence of virus in the skin or mucous membranes lesions and lessen the chances of a viral culture being positive, but will not in any way alter the antibody test on a blood specimen. ...Read more

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Have herpes 1. Took valtrex (valacyclovir). I am to get retested. Is there any chance herpes 1 can come back negative?

No: Herpes 1 and 2 are both lifelong infections. The acute antibodies will return to normal but there are other antibodies that will always be elevated. The virus remains in your system. For some people the initial outbreak is only infection but others can have recurrent outbreaks. This is true of oral and genital lesions. Stress and weakened immune system can increase outbreaks but meds will treat. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting herpes if my gf is using Valtrex (valacyclovir) with and without a condom?

High chances: If your girlfriend is in the active stage and on med, you should not even with condom because condom can breaks and you are at greater chances of contracting herpes. ...Read more

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Woman I am involved with has herpes over 20 years, takes valtrex (valacyclovir). How safe are we if we start having sex?

Risk exists: You can transmit herpes via sex even if your partner is not actively shedding or has active lesions. While Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks from herpes lesions, it in itself is not a cure and only a drug to suppress outbreaks. Condoms can drastically reduce but not entirely eliminate the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!

Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!

Twice a day for ten: 1000 mg twice a day for 10 days. They are taken at the first sign of an outbreak. No one knows how frequent outbreaks will be. Have to play it by ear. ...Read more

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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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