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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?

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 more

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Dr. James Krick
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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Should I take lysine for my chronic cold sores? If so, as treatment or to prevent? Dosage? Currently take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and use Abreva.

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

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What happens of i miss a dose of valacyclovir?

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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What to do if I have been taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for a year straight dose anyone else have the same problems?

Not sure what the: problem is that you are referring to. Valtrex (valacyclovir) can be taken continuously. If this doesn't answer your question than please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there a prophylactic dose of Valacyclovir after oral sex with someone who just got over a cold sore?

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 more

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Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it? Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.

?: Unlikely, this is complex, depends on several factors, underlying conditions, and other medications taken concomitantly, your treating doctors can answer you better, but why are you on this high dose of valacyclovir? ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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