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Does valacyclovir work if shingles?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes.

Valacyclovir (trade name valtrex) is effective against shingles.
The faster treatment is started after onset the better it works. Ditto for Famciclovir (famvir).

In brief: Yes.

Valacyclovir (trade name valtrex) is effective against shingles.
The faster treatment is started after onset the better it works. Ditto for Famciclovir (famvir).
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