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Valacyclovir Hydrochloride Dosage
Ob/gyn not helpful with managing herpes outbrks. Where should I go? On Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily 1gr. Can i up dosage? What other kind of dr. Should i consult?
Should be enough: 1 gram of Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily should be sufficient to suppress herpes. If it's not, then maybe the diagnosis is incorrect, or you have resistant herpes (quite uncommon). The next time you get an outbreak, it would be useful to get the lesion cultured or sent for pcr testing to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I take lysine for my chronic cold sores? If so, as treatment or to prevent? Dosage? Currently take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use Abreva.
Pay attention: Abreva does very little, not worth the money. l-Lysine is an old scam: it did nothing 40 years ago and it does nothing now. Simple understanding of biochemistry of amino acids is enough to dispel this silly scam. See a dermatologist. Are you sure it is herpes? Valacyclovir can be helpful if dosed properly and is safe. Usual dose is 2gram at very first prodromal symptoms of each attack. Sometimes d ...Read more
If I shared a straw with someone who has had a recent cold sore outbreak, can I take Valtrex (valacyclovir) as prophylaxis? If so, what dosage would be appropriate?
Just started to take first pill of Valtrex (valacyclovir) 500 mg would two beers have any affect on the dose I took six hours ago?
"Straight, no chaser: Like any number of prescription medications that are given, they all work best when taken as directed with water(pill) so they can be appropriately absorbed. "Chasing" any medication down with 2 beers limits its' effectiveness. ...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
I am currently on a daily dose of 500mg of valacyclovir. I am 4 weeks pregnant are these meds safe to take?
Is there a prophylactic dose of Valacyclovir after oral sex with someone who just got over a cold sore?
There is: NO NEED for Prophylactic anti-viral medication in the situation you describe!!!! If there are no open sores transmission would be very unlikely and remember Herpes virus type which affects the oral memberanes is NOT THE SAME as the Herpes Simplex which infects the sexual organs!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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