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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?
No: 2 ways to treat this. Take a pill every day for years to prevent attacks. Take a dose at the first tingling which preceeds an attack. 1 or 2 doses only, not effective unless taken immediatly at first symptoms. If it is the very first acute infection, the take for 10 days. If you have shingles- a different virus- take for 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take Valtrex (valacyclovir) for a herpes outbreak while pregnant? This is not my first outbreak I have had this for 6 years with 1 to 2 outbreaks per year.
Yes: This is considered a category b drug, meaning no human studies have shown any adverse on the developing fetus. ...Read more
W/ genital herpes, a gyno said take 500mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day forever to protect my partner; another said taking it my whole life is bad. What to do...?
Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) clear non herpes bumps? My doctor prescribed me Valtrex (valacyclovir) without knowing for sure if I have herpes, but it's working to clear the bumps?
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