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Family history of depression=10% chance of depression. Side effect of valtrex (valacyclovir)=7% of the same. Assume 17% chance of depression if I take valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Family history of depression=10% chance of depression. Side effect of valtrex (valacyclovir)=7% of the same. Assume 17% chance of depression if I take valtrex (valacyclovir)?

No: One can only make such an assumption if one has certainty that his chances depression in his PERSONAL case is indeed those numbers (very hard to prove), and also that such numbers would be additive. Thus, one cannot make such assumptions... it's too much of a generalization. Realize that even if there is a 10% risk, you may actually be a member of the other 90% who never get the affliction. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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What is Valtrex (valacyclovir) used for?

What is Valtrex (valacyclovir) used for?

Valacyclovir: This is an antiviral compound effective against herpes simplex. It inhibits clinical symptoms, and prolongs the duration of time between outbreaks, but is not curative, since this organism, like squatters, roaches, and rats, cannot be gotten rid of. ...Read more

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Can I take expired valtrex? 1 year past?

Can I take expired valtrex? 1 year past?

Expired medication: Highly recommend not to take expired medications and please kindly discard expired medications safely. Please kindly contact your physician to get refills or medications prescribed if needed. ...Read more

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What exactly does Valtrex (valacyclovir) do?

Valacyclovir: This is an antiviral compound effective against herpes simplex. It inhibits clinical symptoms, and prolongs the duration of time between outbreaks, but is not curative, since this organism, like squatters, roaches, and rats, cannot be gotten rid of. ...Read more

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What happens to you if you crush then take Valtrex?

Valtrex: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, By the book it should not be crushed since it's effectiveness is altered. I would suggest trying it without crushing. Take care :) ...Read more

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Will 1 year expired Valtrex (valacyclovir) still work?

Dont take it: Please get a new script, not supposed to take meds expired that long if it was one month expired while you are still not supposed to take that one, a 1 month expired med should usually be ok. ...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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Will Valtrex (valacyclovir) still work after 1 expired?

Possibly: But may loose potency after expiration. It is best not to take medications after their expiration date especially if they are long expired. ...Read more

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What happens when you take expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Expired Valtrex (valacyclovir): It is never a good idea to take medications that are expired. However, with a vast majority of medications, it should be noted that the expiration date on the package does not mean the product is rendered useless the day after the expiration date. If within a few days of the expiration date, i suggest contacting your pharmacist for an opinion. ...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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Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) thzt expired 2 yrsago still ok to take?

No: If you need to take valtrex, (valacyclovir) there is a strong possibility that this medication that is 2 years old will not be as effective. You need to get a new prescription. ...Read more

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What happens if you crush a valtrex pill up and take it that way?

Should be OK: It should work just fine, but probably will taste bad. If you have trouble taking pills, talk with your doctor. Perhaps she would prescribe the pediatric suspension (liquid) instead of pills. ...Read more

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Can i take oxcoytin 10mg and take a valtrex 1gm in the same day?

Yes, no worries: Presumably you mean Oxycontin (oxycodone). It will not interact with valacyclovir (Valtrex). Valacyclovir is one of the safest of all drugs; you can safely take it with just about any other drug. No worries. ...Read more

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How many times a day should u take the Valtrex (valacyclovir) pill?

Depends: You must really consult your doctor. there are different regimens and doses. it also depends on whether you are treating a first time infection. repeat infection and using the pill for prevention ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Valtrex (Definition)

Valtrex is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more