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Valtrex And Lysine
For the past 3 weeks i've been getting cold sores back to back - seems cyclic. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and lysine. What could be the cause? Healthy otherwise.
Immune system: Is a little down. Continue lysine. You can also take homeopathic thus toxicodendron for a week or two to improve symptoms. Consider seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to balance you and boost your immune system. Eliminate junk foods, processed sugars, increase fresh fruits and veggies to boost antioxidants. Drink more water, less sodas, more avocado, cucumber and celery (alkaline foods). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took a Lysine herbal supplement and am about to take Valtrex. Is the combination okay for just one day?
Totally fine: Lysine is not a herb but an amino acid. I don't know if your supplement also has herbs, and if so, which herbs, but there are no known interactions between Valtrex and lysine and between any herbs and Valtex, so it should be safe to take the combination every day you take Valtrex. See https://draxe.com/how-to-get-rid-of-herpes/ for more on natural therapies for herpes. ...Read more
When im feeling a cold sore coming, is it OK to take lysine supplement with my emergency dose of valtrex( 8 pillsX 2times-12 hours )...?
Yes: should not be a problemGet a more detailed 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
Im taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) on a daily basis, plus super lysine 1500mg, and vitamins c and zinc. Yet i continue to have outbreaks that lasts for a week or two. I watch what i eat, stop smoking! please help me!
Trigger foods?: Sometimes is cases of stubborn herpes outbreaks, avoiding peanuts, oatmeal and other such trigger foods can help. Applying a licorice-lysine gel to the lesions can also speed healing. http://www.wisewomanherbals.com/index.cfm?page=details&prodid=522&category=5&secondary=11. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I use to speed healing of a cold sore? I'm using abreva, vitamin C and valtrex, (valacyclovir) will a cold compress and lysine work?
Yes: According to the package insert, there are no drug interactions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx for HSV outbreak: For recurrent genital HSV2, it's usually most effective to prevent outbreaks with daily valacyclovir (Valtrex) or other anti-HSV drug. Oral herpes outbreaks (HSV1) usually aren't as frequent and can be treated with a single oral dose of valcyclovir. Oral acyclovir or famciclovir also are effective, but their creams or ointments help little. Diet and "natural" remedies like lysine are ineffective. ...Read more
Valacyclovir : Yes. It is common to take 1000 mg twice or thrice daily for five days. If that dose is not helping your doctor may want to figure out what is delaying treatment. ...Read more