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Is it safe to take Valtrex while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Valtrex 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. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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37.5 weeks pregnant with 1 small recurrent herpes lesion (almost disappeared). Now on valtrex.. 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

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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Valtrex (Definition)

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Also treats cold sores and chicken pox in children. This medicine will not cure herpes, but may prevent a breakout of ...Read more


Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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