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Should i be worried about future problems because i take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday? I take 500 every 12 hours. Thanks
No Worries: There is no know problems with taking maintenance valtrex (valacyclovir). It would be worse not to take it as maintenance and have reoccurring breakouts that can cause increase risk of transmission. I am not sure what the exact diagnosis is that you are taking this for, but it is wise to stay suppressed from breakouts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day, twice if I feel anything off. Why am I still getting outbreaks & what can I do to stop them?
Yes: According to the package insert, there are no drug interactions. ...Read more
Do I have to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day or just when prodrome symptoms arise? I have ghsv1.
Depends...: It all depends on how you were instructed to do so.If your outbreaks are only occasional and you are referring to the oral herpes( or commonly known as cold sores) then you can take when you get symptoms. However, if you are getting them too often and your doctor prescribed it for prevention then take it every day.If that is the case you might need a higher dose when you get sores appearing again. ...Read more
If you are not having any symptoms of herpes do you have to continue to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday?
Valtrex (valacyclovir): You are on suppressive tx. If you discontinue it could come back. ...Read more
My partner has herpes, I don't. He's on valtrex (valacyclovir). Can I also take Valtrex (valacyclovir) to minimize risk? Is there a possibility it would make a difference?
Complicated: First, it is not likely that if your partner has this that you do not. You may simply have not developed symptomatic disease, but you can only tell by testing. Yes, you can take oral forms of acyclovir, but whether this will prevent you from becoming infected is unclear. Your partner's taking Acyclovir may reduce the risk to you. ...Read more
Your IVF specialist: will be the final answer on this, but if you were my patient I would probably say it's ok. Valacyclovir/Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been assigned Pregnancy Risk Category B: No risk in non-human studies such as animal reproduction studies. In general, I believe it is safe to take a medication during IVF if it is safe to take during pregnancy. There is no theoretical reason Valtrex (valacyclovir) should interfere with conception. ...Read more
USUAL DOSE2grm twice: The usual dose for cold sore is 200 mgm twice a day for one day, and to be given when you feel the cold sore is starting at the earliest stage to be effective. According to latest studies that will shorten the course and clear the cold sore fast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you take Valtrex (valacyclovir) while taking clomid? Would Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause Clomid not to work?
I've been taling 1000mg for 2 days now. Can i take Valtrex (valacyclovir) 2000mg twice a day for one day to bring the swelling down faster on my coldsores?
Overdoing medicine: The common human thought that "more is better' is not to be used when it comes to medications. The dose is the safe dose and over doing it can bring on side effects and unwanted problems. While valacyclovir is a safe medication it is not shown that over doing the dosing will help speed up healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily. I have no other health issues. My doc will not re-fill my script unless i see him every 6 months. I feel like a hostage. Legal?
One year, maybe: In my state, i believe we are held to a one year rule. We are not supposed to continue prescribing medications without an annual exam with an updated history, physical, and vitals. It may be different in every state. ...Read more
Woman I am involved with has herpes over 20 years, takes valtrex (valacyclovir). How safe are we if we start having sex?
Risk exists: You can transmit herpes via sex even if your partner is not actively shedding or has active lesions. While Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks from herpes lesions, it in itself is not a cure and only a drug to suppress outbreaks. Condoms can drastically reduce but not entirely eliminate the risk of transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I get fevet blidters break out a lot in my mouth i take Valtrex (valacyclovir) help some but what can else can I do to prevent them from coming?
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