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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Dr. James Lin
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Valtrex (Definition)

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