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Is it ok if I take a lot more Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills now so they'll work faster; or will I overdose?
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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
Occupational Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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