Doctor insights on:
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
Yes, but rare: It's possible but very unusual. It tends to happen only in immunosuppressed patients who have taken intermittent Acyclovir or valacyclovir for many years. If you develop a herpes lesion while taking valtrex, the lesion can be cultured and sent to the lab for sensitivity testing, which will determine whether the herpes is sensitive or resistant. ...Read more
Acyclovir.: Acyclovir is an earlier-generation antiviral medication that is available as a generic. The dosage is not the same as valtrex, and taking it is a bit more cumbersome, usually requiring three to four times a day dosing; but it is an effective alternative that is considerably less expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiviral: Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Also treats cold sores and chicken pox in children. This medicine will not cure herpes, but may prevent a breakout of herpes sores or blisters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Valtrex withdrawal symptoms
- Can you drink alcohol while taking valtrex?
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long do sertraline withdrawal symptoms last?
- Withdrawal method during ovulation
- Does valtrex expire?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free