Have tried prescription Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and ointment at the first signs. Still have fever blisters twice a month or more. Any preventative options.?
May need suppression. If you are having outbreaks twice a month despite using Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and ointment when you first feel an outbreak starting, you probably need to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another pill on a daily basis to try and suppress the outbreaks. Patients can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills for up to a year every day. After 1 year you can decide with your doctor if you need to continue or if you can stop. Talk to your doctor.
Can I take colchicine and ibuprofen (for pericardial effusion) with my regular meds, which are Zantac daily and occasional Valtrex (valacyclovir) for fever blisters?
Drug interactions. The only problen i see is that you are on zantac (ranitidine) presumably for gastritis/gerd. Ibuprophen can certainly worsen these symptoms. Make sure you use ibuprophen on a full stomach and avoid any alcohol. If you have any abdominal pain, stop the ibuprophen immediately. Read more...