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Can taking 500 mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily cause more outbreaks if you decide to not take it anymore?

Can taking 500 mg Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily cause more outbreaks if you decide to not take it anymore?

Herpes Suppression: It is not likely that taking a medication to suppress herpes contagiousness and outbreaks would in the end cause more outbreaks. ...Read more

Valacyclovir (Definition)

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


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I'm on valtrex, (valacyclovir) 1gram, as well as suppressive therapy and get more than 9 outbreaks per year? At least 3 per month. What can cause this?

BHT: Try adding BHT (Butylated Hydroxy Toluene). It's the safest, cheapest, most effective anti-herpetic substance there is. You can buy it in some health food stores or on-line. The dose for active lesions is 2, 000-3000 mg per day. Start at first sign of onset. May cause harmless dizziness, so spread the dose throughout the day. No alcohol when on BHT! (It blocks alcohol dehydrogenase) ...Read more

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Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause loss in sex drive?

Decreased libido: Not a major Side effect of Valtrex (valacyclovir) but it was reported in less than 1% of patients taking it. ...Read more

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For the past 3 weeks I've been getting cold sores back to back - seems cyclic. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and lysine. What could be the cause? Healthy otherwise.

For the past 3 weeks I've been getting cold sores back to back - seems cyclic. Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) and lysine. What could be the cause? Healthy otherwise.

Immune system: Is a little down. Continue lysine. You can also take homeopathic thus toxicodendron for a week or two to improve symptoms. Consider seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to balance you and boost your immune system. Eliminate junk foods, processed sugars, increase fresh fruits and veggies to boost antioxidants. Drink more water, less sodas, more avocado, cucumber and celery (alkaline foods). ...Read more

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Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!

Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!

Twice a day for ten: 1000 mg twice a day for 10 days. They are taken at the first sign of an outbreak. No one knows how frequent outbreaks will be. Have to play it by ear. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause itchy rashes that look like bug bites?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause itchy rashes that look like bug bites?

Yes: Itching and hives are listed as possible side effects of vatrex. Notify your doctor. In the meantime (since it is Sunday) you can use over the counter products like calamine lotion, benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc. ...Read more

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Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it? Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.

Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it? Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.

?: Unlikely, this is complex, depends on several factors, underlying conditions, and other medications taken concomitantly, your treating doctors can answer you better, but why are you on this high dose of valacyclovir? ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause hair loss?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause hair loss?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) hair loss: Vatrex has only rarely been associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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I started Valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv1 the same time I got a Brazilian keratin treatment. I have had significant (loss of ~70%) hair since. Which cause this?

Valtrex (valacyclovir) and hairloss: I know of no known reports of Valtrex (valacyclovir) causing hair loss. As well, I do not think it would interact with your brazialian keratin treatment to cause this effect. I recommend you see a dermatrologist to better evaluate what going on and determine why you are loosing so much hair. ...Read more

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Heat causes my chin area and pimple on lip line to breaK out got cold sore last year its hot and sun should I still take valtrex?

Heat causes my chin area and pimple on lip line to breaK out got cold sore last year its hot and sun should I still take valtrex?

Sure: But generally it is advised to begin when you have the initial signs of an outbreak...eg: tingling sensation or numbness.....

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.

Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.

No, Valtrex does not: Cause viral pharyngitis. Most likely, the sores you are seeing are from the infection you are treating with the Valtrex. The Valtrex takes some time to begin working & the sores may have already been starting at a sub clinical level. If they are continuing, please see your doctor. ...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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Can I take expired valtrex? 1 year past?

Can I take expired valtrex? 1 year past?

Expired medication: Highly recommend not to take expired medications and please kindly discard expired medications safely. Please kindly contact your physician to get refills or medications prescribed if needed. ...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

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Risks for taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily?

Virtually zero: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a very safe drug for long-term or short-term use. ...Read more

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What happens to you if you crush then take Valtrex?

Valtrex: Hello and welcome to HealthTap,

By the book it should not be crushed since it's effectiveness is altered. I would suggest trying it without crushing.

Take care :) ...Read more

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Will 1 year expired Valtrex (valacyclovir) still work?

Don't take it: Please get a new script, not supposed to take meds expired that long if it was one month expired while you are still not supposed to take that one, a 1 month expired med should usually be ok. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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 more

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Will Valtrex (valacyclovir) still work after 1 expired?

Possibly: But may loose potency after expiration. It is best not to take medications after their expiration date especially if they are long expired. ...Read more

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What happens when you take expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Expired Valtrex (valacyclovir): It is never a good idea to take medications that are expired. However, with a vast majority of medications, it should be noted that the expiration date on the package does not mean the product is rendered useless the day after the expiration date. If within a few days of the expiration date, I suggest contacting your pharmacist for an opinion. ...Read more

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What would happenif you take an expired valtrex (valacyclovir)?

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 more

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Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) thzt expired 2 yrsago still ok to take?

No: If you need to take valtrex, (valacyclovir) there is a strong possibility that this medication that is 2 years old will not be as effective. You need to get a new prescription. ...Read more

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What happens if you crush a valtrex pill up and take it that way?

Should be OK: It should work just fine, but probably will taste bad. If you have trouble taking pills, talk with your doctor. Perhaps she would prescribe the pediatric suspension (liquid) instead of pills. ...Read more

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Valtrex (Definition)

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