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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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Can valtrex alter hsv tests?

Which tests?: Valtrex may temporarily suppress viral culture results, but antibody tests would not be affected. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) an antibiotic?

Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) an antibiotic?

Not really-Antiviral: Well if you look at the definition, Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is a medicine that can inhibit the growth of viruses but the word antibiotic is usually reserved for those that destroy or inhibits the growth of bacteria. "an·ti·bi·ot·ic noun: antibiotic; plural noun: antibiotics a medicine (such as penicillin or its derivatives) that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms ". ...Read more

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Can u take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Clomid together?

Can u take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Clomid together?

Yes you can: Hi Kia, yes you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and clomid together. I noted that you were on multiple medications. Caution is always advised when taking multiple medication. You are very wise in checking especially since you are TTC. ...Read more

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How effective is Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores?

How effective is Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores?

effective if early: Anri-virals work best if taken when prodrome like tingling occurs. Or of frequent outbreaks then as daily preventative. ...Read more

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Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) clear up infection in 7 days?

Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) clear up infection in 7 days?

It depends...: ...on the type of herpes infection being treated. The infection itself may be cleared in only 1-5 days, but it can take a lot longer for symptoms to clear and healing to be complete -- faster for recurrent genital or oral herpes (HSV1 or HSV2), longer (somtimes 1-2 weeks) for initial HSV infection or for herpes zoster (shingles). Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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I have hsv1 and I wanna know effects of valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) effective: Valtrex (valacyclovir) can be used to suppress or reduce symptoms of herpetic outbreaks. Oral lesions(cold sores, being the most common) can resolve quickly by taking of valtex at the first indication(tingling). This is a one day dosage 4tab 12 hr apart. Genital herpes is normally given a longer suppressive dose to minimize lesions. See you dentist, dermatologist, or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) trigger a false positive herpes test?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) trigger a false positive herpes test?

Herpes simplex: Depends upon the test to which you are referring. Valtrex (valacyclovir) may diminish the presence of virus in the skin or mucous membranes lesions and lessen the chances of a viral culture being positive, but will not in any way alter the antibody test on a blood specimen. ...Read more

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Is there anything better than Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores?

Is there anything better than Valtrex (valacyclovir) for cold sores?

Time: Any topical cream for cold sores helps with the pain however only time allows them to heal. ...Read more

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Hi, Is it ok to take valtrex (valacyclovir) while I am doing my IVF shots ?

Hi, Is it ok to take valtrex (valacyclovir) while I am doing my IVF shots ?

Your IVF specialist: will be the final answer on this, but if you were my patient I would probably say it's ok. Valacyclovir/Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been assigned Pregnancy Risk Category B: No risk in non-human studies such as animal reproduction studies. In general, I believe it is safe to take a medication during IVF if it is safe to take during pregnancy. There is no theoretical reason Valtrex (valacyclovir) should interfere with conception. ...Read more

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Is it okay to not use condoms when he is taking daily valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Is it okay to not use condoms when he is taking daily valtrex (valacyclovir)?

No: Many other diseases like hpv, syphillis and clamydia do not respond to this med. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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