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Is it safe to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) while pregnant?

Probably: A closely linked drug Acyclovir is often given around birth without harm, drink plenty of fluids with this med. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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37.5 weeks pregnant with 1 small recurrent herpes lesion (almost disappeared). Now on valtrex (valacyclovir).. How long until i can safely give birth vaginally?

Unknown: Most obstetricians would recommend a cesarian section for anyone with genital herpes who has an outbreak in the third trimester, as a precaution against transmitting it to your child. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take valcyclovir while I am pregnant i want to know if i can take valacyclovir if I have an outbreak while I am pregnant

Is it safe for me to take valcyclovir while I am pregnant i want to know if i can take valacyclovir if I have an outbreak while I am pregnant

The : The food and drug administration (fda) categorizes valacyclovir as pregnancy category b. This category means it has not been studied in pregnant humans. However, it did not appear to cause injury in animal studies. The issue for use of any medication during pregnancy is that the possible risks need be weighed against the benefits. Although, it is often used by women who are pregnant, you should not use valacyclovir or any other medication without discussing it with your obstetrician. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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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

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

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Is it saw to take valacyclovir 500 mg twice a day until labor ? It scares me to take any meds, I don't want to harm my baby.

I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Is it saw to take valacyclovir 500 mg twice a day until labor ? It scares me to take any meds, I don't want to harm my baby.

Benefits > than risk: The suppression of the herpes virus and prevention of a genital outbreak of lesions in your vagina or vulva which could seriously infect and endanger your baby during a vaginal delivery are significant benefits which greatly outweigh the potential risks or side effects of the medication. It is indeed wise and recommended to take it till delivery. ...Read more

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My Ob gyn gave me valacyclovir for 5 days every 12 hours. I'm 7 weeks pregnant . I read it's safe to take acyclovir..is Valacyclovir safe for my baby?

My Ob gyn gave me  valacyclovir for 5 days every 12 hours. I'm 7 weeks pregnant . I read it's safe to take acyclovir..is Valacyclovir safe for my baby?

Should be safe: Valacyclovir is converted to acyclovir as it is absorbed through the intestinl, giving higher levels of acyclovir in the blood than acyclovir itself. Your baby will be exposed only to acyclovir, just as if you had taken that drug. So even though valacyclovir hasn't actually been studied in pregnant women, almost certainly it is entirely safe. So no worries! Best wishes for a safe delivery! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of valacyclovir 500 mg ? I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Thank you!

What are the side effects of valacyclovir 500 mg ? I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Thank you!

There are many,,,: There are many side effects of this drug, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Rarer effects include vertigo or moving sensation, dizziness, joint pain, edema, constipation and renal impairment. Really rare effects include coma, encephalopathy, hepatitis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. At this point, it does not appear to increase incidence of birth defects. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What happens to you if you crush then take Valtrex?

Valtrex: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, By the book it should not be crushed since it's effectiveness is altered. I would suggest trying it without crushing. Take care :) ...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 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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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