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Long Term Valtrex
Using daily valtrex (valacyclovir) for herpies2 is there any long term effects and does it damage immune system long term taking valtrex (valacyclovir) daily 1000 mg per day?
Very well tolerated: Valacyclovir is one of the safest and best tolerated of all drugs. Side effects are very rare and many patients take it for many years with no problem at all. It has no effect on the immune system. But be aware it doesn't 100% prevent outbreaks, viral shedding, or transmission. You still need to inform partners and use condoms, unless with a partner who is aware and willing to take the risk. ...Read more
Can you tell me for example taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily to reduce and STD breakout. what are the long-term effects?
Can you take Valtrex (valacyclovir) long term? Is it damaging to the Kidneys or Liver? I keep having breakouts in my Left eye.
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Valtrex (valacyclovir) is intended for suppression of the herpes virus.The medicine works best at suppressing outbreaks when kept at a constant level in the body so try and schedule to take your medicine at the same time every day as soon as you feel an outbreak starting. More info see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-14126/valtrex-oral/details#side-effects ...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 ›
Never: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the name of an antibiotic active against herpes family viruses. The antibiotic starts working as soon as it is absorbed. In general, antibiotics help the body's immune system defeat the germ, kind of a "get an advantage" or "catch up." white cells do the real work of fighting infections. Some of them make antibodies while some directly attack the "foreigner.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after takong Valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles will they go away? I already took my full doses of 4 pills at 1,000 mgs. I've had shingles for 3 weeks.
As long as sore is : ...Visible. Cold sores are contagious at all stages from the tingling stage to the weeping stage to the scabbing and healing stage. They are most contagious at the weeping stage when fluid comes out. Valtrex (valacyclovir) may shorten the duration of infection, but if the sores are still healing they are contagious. ...Read more
Prescribed 1g of Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily for cfs/me caused by EBV and hhv-6. Is this too low of a dose and how long until i notice symptom alleviation?
Typical dose: This is a typical dose. Time will tell. Everybody is different. Be patient. ...Read more
How long are you on valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles? Have had shingles for 11 days and med is done but itching seems like it's coming back. How much longer?
After taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for a coldsore,
how long do i have to wait till I can give oral sex and kiss my man?no sign, just regressing bump inside lip.
After resolves: Herpes is transmitted when active viral shedding is occurring. There is no easy way to know when that is. A safe bet is to wait until the visible lesion is gone or use better yet use a condom. 80-90% are positive for HSV 1. If he is already positive then transmission is not an issue. ...Read more
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