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Valtrex Herpes Viruses Agent
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Will giving antiviral agent like valacyclovir later than 72 hours upon start of herpes zoster still be effective?
How likely is it i will pass the herpes 2 virus if i'm taking valacyclovir daily and use condoms and don't have outbreaks?
I started taking valtrex while waiting for test results & it helped, does the fact that it worked confirm that I have herpes?
How long is it considered safe to take "valtrex" or it's generic on a daily basis for herpes 2 control?
Herpes: No time limit.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm takin Valtrex for herpes and i broke out really bad so i stop takin them what will make it better?
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
My partner has herpes, I don't. He's on valtrex. Can I also take Valtrex to minimize risk? Is there a possibility it would make a difference?
Complicated: First, it is not likely that if your partner has this that you do not. You may simply have not developed symptomatic disease, but you can only tell by testing. Yes, you can take oral forms of acyclovir, but whether this will prevent you from becoming infected is unclear. Your partner's taking Acyclovir may reduce the risk to you. ...Read more
Valtrex: You are on suppressive tx. If you discontinue it could come back. ...Read more
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