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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
The dosage of acyclovir in milk after valacyclovir is less than 1% of a typical infant dosage and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required when using valacyclovir during breastfeeding. Drug. Com
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Hello, I am suffering from shingles from a week now and few affected areas have started to cure while few has blisters on it. I did undergo 7 days Valtrex and Tylenol medication and now the doctor has advised me to start with postherpetic medicines. When
Shingles treatment: Although 7 days is often sufficient for valacyclovir (Valtrex) treatment of shingles, if new blisters are continuing to appear, treatment should be extended. Check with your doctor. Presumably the "postherptic" medicine is prednisone or other corticosteroid (?). That's the only kind of treatment normally used to minimize the nerve pain that can follow shingles (post-herpetic neuralgia). ...Read more
On 500 mg of Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily and still getting outbreaks, does this indicate that the virus is resistant to the medication or should I increase to 1g?
Increase to: 1 gm and see if rash resolves. If not, see your Dr. ...Read more
I have hsv-2 and I'm in daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) therapy, can I use steroids (wistrol)? Does it have any interaction with the disease or medication?
Just found out I have hsv1 but I get no outbreak. Should I take medication? The doctor said if you do get one she will prescribe me Valtrex (valacyclovir)
I'm doing my stds test including hiv tmr, I take valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpies, will this medications affect my test results? Tk you!
No: Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) does not change the test results for the usual STD tests, including HIV tests. Herpes tests are usually blood tests (unless the doctor is swabbing or scraping the actual skin lesion for a culture). If a patient is already on an anti-herpes drug like Valtrex (valacyclovir), the skin lesion culture might be harder to get a positive result from, but the blood tests results should be accurate. ...Read more
I'm taking azitomycin for chymidia at the same time can I take fluconazale if it's a yeast and I take daily valtrex (valacyclovir) for genital herpes so my question is RDs three medication safe to take at the same time?
Is there a drug interaction with Cetrizine, Protonix (pantoprazole) an Valtrex? Can they be taken together I have alot of sinus drainage
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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By the book it should not be crushed since it's effectiveness is altered. I would suggest trying it without crushing.
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Don't 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
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 more
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
Time: The lesions will go away by themselves and will take only slightly longer if not treated. By the way, the medicine you refer to makes the lesions only slightly less painful (if any at all) than no treatment at all. ...Read more
Unusual: This is a very uncommon overdose. Huge overdoses have been reported to rarely cause kidney damage and hallucinations. It is not abused by people looking to get "high". It is one of the safest meds ever. LD 50 is unknown, meaning you cannot suicide with it. One or 2 extra doses are not going to cause symptoms. ...Read more
Call YOUR GYN: Your gyn may want u to increase the dose which u can under your docs direction or use a diff med. ...Read more