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I am 20y.O male with shingles. My doctor has prescribed valaciclovir rbx tablets. How effective is this versus other medicines like aciclovir?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Valacyclovir is

Metabolized into acyclovir, its active form, in the body.

In brief: Valacyclovir is

Metabolized into acyclovir, its active form, in the body.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Valaciclovir

Acyclovir is the active metabolite of valaciclovir.

In brief: Valaciclovir

Acyclovir is the active metabolite of valaciclovir.
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