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Yes: Generics have to be very similar to the original to be sold as such and it saves u dough. ...Read more
I don't have any insurance anymore & I used to take generic Valtrex for hsv2 around mouth. I get an Ob every 1-2 months now. What should i do?
Yes: Yes, it is the exact same drug. ...Read more
How long is it considered safe to take "valtrex" or it's generic on a daily basis for herpes 2 control?
Herpes: No time limit.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I take Valtrex every day, twice if I feel anything off. Why am I still getting outbreaks & what can I do to stop them?
NO: Never take a "lot more now" so the medicine will work faster. That will never happen. The time it takes a medicine to work is based on the intrinsic properties of the medicine itself. Taking a lot now will only put you at risk for serious side effects from too high a dose. ...Read more
Yes, but rare: It's possible but very unusual. It tends to happen only in immunosuppressed patients who have taken intermittent Acyclovir or valacyclovir for many years. If you develop a herpes lesion while taking valtrex, the lesion can be cultured and sent to the lab for sensitivity testing, which will determine whether the herpes is sensitive or resistant. ...Read more
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