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How effective is Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv? What's the update regarding the disease? Any home remedies once an outbreak is shown either for HSV 1 or HSV 2? Thnx

How effective is Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv? What's the update regarding the disease? Any home remedies once an outbreak is shown either for HSV 1 or HSV 2? Thnx

Very effective, yes: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is very effective for treating hsv outbreaks but, like all rx's, is not a cure. Some people with hsv almost never get outbreaks, some get them frequently- the most important factor is your immunity. Healthy diet, stress reduction, a good mulitvitamin & immune-boosting herbs like andrographis &medicinal mushrooms like reishi can help. My favorite home remedy is lemon balm. See comment:. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Had shingles in my ear and lost my hearing.Inf. Disease dr. Said i must take Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1gm daily for the rest of my life.I am 65, is this necessary?

Had shingles in my ear and lost my hearing.Inf. Disease dr. Said i must take Valtrex (valacyclovir)  1gm daily for the rest of my life.I am 65, is this necessary?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Valtrex (valacyclovir) is usually prescribed for a week or two. To take for a life time seems excessive. Get a second opinion from a neurologist or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I've been having cold sores for about 2 months and been taking acyclovir and then Valtrex (valacyclovir) should I see an infectious disease doctor?

I've been having cold sores for about 2 months and been taking acyclovir and then Valtrex (valacyclovir) should I see an infectious disease doctor?

Yes: A cold sore should heal in 7-14 days, especially if you are taking anti- viral drugs. Repeated continual episodes require a complete work up, including bloodwork. Lets figure out what's happening w your immune system! ...Read more

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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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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Valtrex (Definition)

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