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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes?
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Yes, in moderation
There are no contraindications to drinking alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes.
Contraindications/cautions include: hypersens to drug/class/compon, caution if immunocompormised, advanced hiv, renal impairment, concurrent nephrotoxic agents, elderly, if dehydrated. Getting drunk may not be safe to yourself and/or to others, however. That's why i suggest drinking in "moderation".

In brief: Yes, in moderation
There are no contraindications to drinking alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes.
Contraindications/cautions include: hypersens to drug/class/compon, caution if immunocompormised, advanced hiv, renal impairment, concurrent nephrotoxic agents, elderly, if dehydrated. Getting drunk may not be safe to yourself and/or to others, however. That's why i suggest drinking in "moderation".
Dr. Stanley Siu
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In brief: No
You should not have alcohol when treating oral heroes with the medication.
It interfere with the effect of the medication.

In brief: No
You should not have alcohol when treating oral heroes with the medication.
It interfere with the effect of the medication.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
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