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What are common side effects of valtrex (valacyclovir)?

What are common side effects of valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Few side effects: Headache, nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of using Valtrex (valacyclovir is its generic name), though they happen rather infrequently based on my experience prescribing the anti-viral medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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Are there bad side effects to valtrex (valacyclovir)? Why would anyone decide not to stay on it for daily suppressive therapy?

Are there bad side effects to valtrex (valacyclovir)? Why would anyone decide not to stay on it for daily suppressive therapy?

Relatively free: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is relatively free of side- effects. Ask your health care professional about benefits vs risks of daily suppressive therapy. ...Read more

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How will I know if I'm having a ghsv1 outbreak on daily Valtrex (valacyclovir)? Won't it get rid of or greatly lessen symptoms?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) helps: When taken appropriately, Valtrex (valacyclovir) will suppress symptomatic outbreak recurrences 70-80%, so you should be well covered. If further questions, please talk it over with your medical provider or local STD clinic. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Few side effects: Headache, nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of using Valtrex (valacyclovir is its generic name), though they happen rather infrequently based on my experience prescribing the anti-viral medication. ...Read more

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Are side effects from Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1gm common? I'm scared to take it because of the listed side effects. My outbreak is not going away on its own

Side effects rare: Side effects are very rare from valacyclovir. Those listed were reported by people in early research studies, but they occurred no more commonly in people taking the drug compared with those on placebo. In my 40+ years treating herpes patients, I've never seen anyone with a valacyclovir side effect. But if your outbreak is already clearing up, valacyclovir won't help anyway. ...Read more

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Are there bad side effects to valtrex (valacyclovir)? Why would anyone decide not to stay on it for daily suppressive therapy?

Relatively free: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is relatively free of side- effects. Ask your health care professional about benefits vs risks of daily suppressive therapy. ...Read more

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I have anxiety, experienced the hypertension/tachycardia side effects of valtrex (valacyclovir). If i take it with atenolol will it help, what should I look out for?

I have anxiety, experienced the hypertension/tachycardia side effects of valtrex (valacyclovir). If i take it with atenolol will it help, what should I look out for?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Is this long term or short term. Avoid beta blockers unless know what doing. We avoid atenolol as may increase aortic pressure. Really need consult physician to determine if you have hypertension and is it tachycardia. Lone atrial fibrillation may be culprittreated differently than other forms a. Fib. May not know have it. But unless prescribed avoid atenolol. In ur age group, beta blockers not. ...Read more

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Anyone know what if any side effects for taking generic valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Minimal.: The package insert for valacyclovir lists the usual common side effects (dizziness, rash, etc, etc), but in 30+ years of practice I have never had a single patient complain of side effects from it. So the chances of an adverse reaction are not zero, but pretty close. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take valacyclovir 3 grams daily for shingles? I'm afraid of the dangerous side effects on kidneys as kidney disease runs in my fam.

Is it necessary to take valacyclovir 3 grams daily for shingles? I'm afraid of the dangerous side effects on kidneys as kidney disease runs in my fam.

That's your business: The medicine is safe. Even the crystal nephropathy that a few people get is expected to heal right up. Drink plenty of water. You owe it to yourself and those to whom you have responsibilities to be treated effectively for shingles -- it can be disabling. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Valtrex (Definition)

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