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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?

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?

Valacyclovir: OK....thats not the right dose. For cold sores (herpes type 1 AND 2)..the dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) is 2grams by mouth in the morning and then again at night. Then your finished technically. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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?

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?

Cold Sore: Cold sores are usually Herpes Simplex 1 but can be Herpes Simplex 2. Even though the sire is gone or going away after taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) you still could be shedding virus. Therefore, I would not recommend oral sex at this time. ...Read more

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How many times a day should u take the Valtrex (valacyclovir) pill?

How many times a day should u take the Valtrex (valacyclovir) pill?

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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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?

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

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Which of these Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir and famvir pill doesn't block my dilantin?

See below.: Both Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Acyclovir will interact with dilantin, lowering its' effectiveness. Dilantin does not interact wih famvir. You could consider switching anti-epileptic agents if the former agents are less expensive and equally effective. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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What exactly does Valtrex (valacyclovir) do?

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. Ihab Ibrahim
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