2 doctors weighed in:

Will Valtrex (valacyclovir) help lessen the pain and length of my first herpes outbreak?

2 doctors weighed in

In brief: Yes and yes

Valacyclovir can not only lessen the duration of your outbreak, but can suppress further outbreaks.
It will still likely be painful, however, the duration of the outbreak will be shortened.

In brief: Yes and yes

Valacyclovir can not only lessen the duration of your outbreak, but can suppress further outbreaks.
It will still likely be painful, however, the duration of the outbreak will be shortened.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Thank
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine

In brief: Maybe

Most studies indicate that, if the medicines are taken early in the course of the outbreak, and they are taken correctly, the length of the outbreak and the level of symptoms can be shortened.

In brief: Maybe

Most studies indicate that, if the medicines are taken early in the course of the outbreak, and they are taken correctly, the length of the outbreak and the level of symptoms can be shortened.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors