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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) be prescribed to treat any other virus besides herpes?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) be prescribed to treat any other virus besides herpes?

Inappropriate: You could prescribe it for many things, but the only agent against which it is likely to be effective is herpes simplex. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Valacyclovir (Definition)

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Diagnosed with shingles & prescribed Valtrex (valacyclovir) and prednisone. I am a diabetic and concerned about taking prednisone. Is 20 mg 2x/day an ok dose for me?

Diagnosed with shingles & prescribed Valtrex (valacyclovir) and prednisone.  I am a diabetic and concerned about taking prednisone. Is 20 mg 2x/day an ok dose for me?

Antiviral essential: The Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the essential medication for shingles, and should be started immediately. Prednisone can definitely adversely affect your blood sugar if diabetic, so this should only be used if absolutely necessary in consultation with the doctor managing your diabetes. ...Read more

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The blood and urine tests confirmed that I don't have herpes but I still have a lesion on my vulva. The doc prescribed valtrex (valacyclovir). Y?

The blood and urine tests confirmed that I don't have herpes but I still have a lesion on my vulva. The doc prescribed valtrex (valacyclovir). Y?

Mind reader: Unfortunately, I can't tell you what your doctor is thinking. It is possible if you have a new onset herpes infection that the blood tests will not come back positive yet. Also tests are not perfect and can miss things, so maybe your doctor is treating just in case. However, there are other conditions that can cause lesions on your vulva. If it does not go away see a gyn or dermatologist ...Read more

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Prescribed Valtrex (valacyclovir) bc I tested positive for HSV2 antibodies blood test, but no outbreak - ok to to take even if I may not really have genital herpes?

Prescribed Valtrex (valacyclovir) bc I tested positive for HSV2 antibodies blood test, but no outbreak - ok to to take even if I may not really have genital herpes?

It depends: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is to prevent outbreaks to protect you from them and your sex partner. You may still be infectious even when there are no symptoms of an outbreak yet. If you have been monogamous, the same sex partner, it may not be necessary to take it. Have them tested and discuss with your doctor. If you are abstinent, no, you don't need to take it, realizing you could have an outbreak. ...Read more

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I have gential herpes & i'm taking valtrex (valacyclovir).I went to a dentist and he prescribed amoclan 1g & rapidus 50mg in another country. Are they okay together?

Drug interaction: Amoclam (amoxicillin/clavulanate) and rapidus (diclofenac) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. A this medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Neither should interfere with valacyclovir. ...Read more

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I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun

I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not  go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for  antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun

I : I would question whether this is a fever blister given that it has been present for 2 months. Perhaps it is a condition called perleche? I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can examine the area, possible perform a bacterial or viral culture, and give a recommendation. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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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. Patricia Foster
273 doctors shared insights

Valtrex (Definition)

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