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Can You Take Valtrex While Pregnant
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
Can i take Valtrex (valacyclovir) for a herpes outbreak while pregnant? This is not my first outbreak I have had this for 6 years with 1 to 2 outbreaks per year.
Yes: This is considered a category b drug, meaning no human studies have shown any adverse on the developing fetus. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take valtrex for suppressive therapy as advised by midwife during pregnancy and keflex at the same time for an abscess?
No danger at all: These two drugs do not interact. They are entirely safe together for both you and the baby. ...Read more
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Pregnant with herpes. Having really bad outbreaks. Taking two Valtrex (valacyclovir) a day and its not helping! what can I do?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
32w pregnant having a stress shingles outbreak on l side of low back/ buttock, its so painful w/sacrum nerve pain. Can i safely take my valacyclovir?
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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