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NO: Never take a "lot more now" so the medicine will work faster. That will never happen. The time it takes a medicine to work is based on the intrinsic properties of the medicine itself. Taking a lot now will only put you at risk for serious side effects from too high a dose. ...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
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Have tried prescription Valtrex pills and ointment at the first signs. Still have fever blisters twice a month or more . Any preventative options.?
May need suppression: If you are having outbreaks twice a month despite using valtrex pills and ointment when you first feel an outbreak starting, you probably need to take valtrex or another pill on a daily basis to try and suppress the outbreaks. Patients can take valtrex pills for up to a year every day. After 1 year you can decide with your doctor if you need to continue or if you can stop. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have swollen lips with red bumps on them for two months already. I am taking Valtrex 1gm pills. My lips are the same. Still swollen?
My doctor has me on a Valtrex treatment 1 pill every 12 hours for the coldsores on my lips. If i stop the pills will the coldsores appear right away?
Cold sores: The cold sores are caused by one of the herpes viruses, either type i or type ii. The second was considered just genital but you can be infected in any location by either. The treatment is similar for both and the virus will often come back again sometime in the future. You should continue the treatment as long as your doctor recommended and monitor any symptoms for recurrence. ...Read more
11y/o shingles in ear. Day3of prednisone,ciprodex,Percocet,valtrex. Takes pills on full stomach. Reg BMs. sudden onset nausea/stomach pain. Normal?ok?
How long after takong Valtrex for shingles will they go away? I already took my full doses of 4 pills at 1,000 mgs. I've had shingles for 3 weeks.
I started taking 2 Valtrex tablets 1000mg for my cold sores last night. I am about to take the last 2 pills. When will the sores go away?
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