Valtrex is commonly used to cure some types of herpes such as herpes zoster, genital as well as mouth herpes and other related ailments. Using Valtrex prevents the virus from spreading, and helps to combat the infection caused by herpes as well as to avoid any relapse. Valtrex does not contribute to getting rid of herpes. Rather, it simply reduces the impact of the contamination.
Dosage and direction
Seek proper medical advice before using Valtrex. Never overdose, or use for the extended duration
without the advice of your doctor. Consume orally thrice a day for around a week. Patients suffering from genital herpes can consume it two times a day for about five to six days, while patients using it to get rid of cold sores need to consume it just once a day.
Word of Caution
It is recommended that you start the medication as soon as the symptoms manifest itself. Regular consumption of Valtrex will lessen the risk of genital herpes passing onto sexual partners. However, it is not a foolproof method and it should be combined with other safe sex practices to avoid the risk of infection.
Patients suffering from immune system disorders, HIV infections, bone marrow or kidney transplant should abstain from consuming Valtrex, lest the side effects could prove fatal. Pregnant and lactating women should not consume Valtrex. Discuss your medical history as well as the list of allergies with your doctor, before you consume Valtrex.
Side effects may include swelling or face, pain in the lower back, breathlessness, sleepiness, nausea, hallucination, slurred speech, blurred vision, seizure, headache, fatigue, pain in the joints, menstrual discomfort, skin rash, irregular urination, or spotting or yellowing of the skin. In case any of these symptoms manifest itself, then you need to discontinue the medication immediately. However, if the side effect persists, then you need to seek immediate medical intervention.
Valtrex may interact with many drugs such as Probenecid and cimetidine. Hence, we recommend speaking to your doctor about any medication or medical history you may have.
In case you skip a dose, then you can consume it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s close to the time of your next dose, then you should skip it and resume your regular schedule. Never take a double dose, as it may trigger side effects.
There are no known symptoms of Valtrex overdose. However, in case you have accidentally consumed an overdose, then you need to inform your doctor about it immediately.
Keep it at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F away from the reach of children and
pets. Never store it in the bathroom, and ensure that it is kept away from light and humidity. Never use the medication after the expiry date.
All the information provided is general in nature, and should not be used for self-medication or self-diagnosis. Follow the advice of your health care professional. All the information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we advise our customers to review and verify the same, before consuming the medication. Our website does not undertake the responsibility for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage caused due to the information provided or the effects of self-treatment.
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