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Doctor insights on: Valaciclovir Actavis Medication

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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


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What is actavis syrup with codeine used for?

What is actavis syrup with codeine used for?

Promethazine: With Codeine is what I believe you are referring to (also known as Phenergan (promethazine) with Codeine)-used as a cough syrup. Popular drug of abuse, too! ...Read more

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Can you write a prescription for promethazine w/codeine actavis brand?

Can you write a prescription for promethazine w/codeine actavis brand?

No....: Writing an rx without seeing a patient is wrong. Doing it for a narcotic can lead to a loss of a dea prescribing rights. ...Read more

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What is actavis clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

What is actavis clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream used for?

Inflammatory fungus: Clotrimazole is an anti fungal medicine. Betamethasone is a steroid. The combination is useful for inflammatory diseases in areas prone to fungus, such as dyshydrotic dermatitis on the feet. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Please describe the medication: valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Antiviral: Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Also treats cold sores and chicken pox in children. This medicine will not cure herpes, but may prevent a breakout of herpes sores or blisters. ...Read more

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Can you take the medication Valtrex (valacyclovir) if you are nursing?

Drug. Com: The dosage of acyclovir in milk after valacyclovir is less than 1% of a typical infant dosage and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required when using valacyclovir during breastfeeding. Drug. Com
Please contact your prescribing physician or pediatrician for further guidance ...Read more

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I have hsv-2 and I'm in daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) therapy, can I use steroids (wistrol)? Does it have any interaction with the disease or medication?

I have hsv-2 and I'm in daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) therapy, can I use steroids (wistrol)? Does it have any interaction with the disease or medication?

Anabolic steroids: These are not likely to have interactions with valacyclovir or your hsv infection, but you should double check with your pharmacist who has access to up to date computer records of interactions. You should also strongly reconsider the reasons for taking these. ...Read more

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Just found out I have hsv1 but I get no outbreak. Should I take medication? The doctor said if you do get one she will prescribe me Valtrex (valacyclovir)

No: Asymptomatic exposure to herpes simplex virus doe not need to be treated with antivirals. It is treated only if there is an outbreak. Supressive treatment is only recommended if the outbreaks are very frequent and severe. ...Read more

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I'm doing my stds test including hiv tmr, I take valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpies, will this medications affect my test results? Tk you!

I'm doing my stds test including hiv tmr, I take valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpies, will this medications affect my test results? Tk you!

No: Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) does not change the test results for the usual STD tests, including HIV tests. Herpes tests are usually blood tests (unless the doctor is swabbing or scraping the actual skin lesion for a culture). If a patient is already on an anti-herpes drug like Valtrex (valacyclovir), the skin lesion culture might be harder to get a positive result from, but the blood tests results should be accurate. ...Read more

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Started Valacyclovir yesterday, had fever of 102 since yesterday, moderate-severe back/neck pain, headache, muscle weakness. Is there another medication I could try?

Started Valacyclovir yesterday, had fever of 102 since yesterday, moderate-severe back/neck pain, headache, muscle weakness. Is there another medication I could try?

HealthTap's free: Q & A module doesn't dispense specific treatment recommendations. Also, to decide on a treatment, the doctor must have some idea of what disease they're treating. You're symptoms sound severe enough to warrant a doctor visit and I highly recommend one. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Is zovirax the suppressive drug for herpes? How is it different from Valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Is zovirax the suppressive drug for herpes? How is it different from Valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Similar: Both are anti-viral medications made by different companies. For the most part, they work equally well. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is advantageous in that you need to take it less often. ...Read more

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Who should not take valaciclovir?

Who should not take valaciclovir?

Valaciclovir: "Valacyclovir hydrochloride is contraindicated in patients who have had a demonstrated clinically significant hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to Valacyclovir, acyclovir, or any component of the formulation " See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/valacyclovir. Html ...Read more

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Risks for taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily?

Virtually zero: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a very safe drug for long-term or short-term use. ...Read more

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What would happenif you take an expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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 more

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Can valacyclovir come in liquid or not?

Valcyclovir: Unfortunately, there is no liquid formulation here in the United States. I realize that its a very large table. However, it can be broken in half if that can help "getting it down". ...Read more

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Does valacyclovir work well with lysine?

Lysine doesn't work: Lysine has no effect on herpes -- don't believe everything you read on line! Valacyclovir is highly effective, but I suggest you not waste good money on magical treatments that have no chance of success. ...Read more

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What happens of I miss a dose of valacyclovir?

Delayed results: A single missed dose should not make a great deal of difference. It could lead to delay in expected improvement in your condition. ...Read more

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Is mylan valacyclovir hcl1 as effective as valtrex?

Is mylan valacyclovir hcl1 as effective as valtrex?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): This is a generic of the brand Valtrex (valacyclovir) and should work the same. ...Read more