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I started taking 2 Valtrex (valacyclovir) 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 (valacyclovir) 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
Just started to take first pill of Valtrex (valacyclovir) 500 mg would two beers have any affect on the dose I took six hours ago?
"Straight, no chaser: Like any number of prescription medications that are given, they all work best when taken as directed with water(pill) so they can be appropriately absorbed. "Chasing" any medication down with 2 beers limits its' effectiveness. ...Read more
If you are having a herpes break out is it good to use both acyclovir ointment and Valtrex (valacyclovir) pill?
My doctor has me on a Valtrex (valacyclovir) 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