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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?
Got first stage of a cold sore two days ago, took two Valtrex tablets every 12 hours for one day as told. Is it safe to give oral to partner or no?
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
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
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
I take Valtrex every day, twice if I feel anything off. Why am I still getting outbreaks & what can I do to stop them?
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
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