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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)?
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
If I have a family history of depression (but have never been depressed), will taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) increase the risk of experiencing this side effect?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't recommend: as this may reduce effectiveness.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Generics have to be very similar to the original to be sold as such and it saves u dough. ...Read more
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