Valtrex is a brand name medication that contains the medicinal ingredient valacyclovir which is an antiviral drug.
Doctors prescribe Valtrex to treat herpes infections, specifically 1) herpes zoster 2) genital herpes and 3) herpes labialis.
Although this medication does not cure herpes, it has been shown to reduce the ability of the herpes virus to replicate. One type of condition is known as shingles which afflicts the nerves and skin, and causes extreme pain. Valtrex also treats and suppresses genital herpes which causes sores in the genital area. Additionally, this medication treats the type of herpes that causes cold sores around your mouth.
Valtrex comes in a tablet form that you take orally. You may take Valtrex with or without food, but be sure to drink plenty of water when you swallow the tablet. In most cases, you should begin taking your medication as soon as you notice symptoms. The dosage of Valtrex depends on the type of herpes that you have.
Side effects are generally mild and may include:
Contact your doctor if you have these more serious side effects:
These may not be all the side effects of Valtrex 500mg.
Do not use Valtrex if you are allergic to the active ingredient, valacyclovir, or any of the ingredients in the formulation. Speak to your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or believe you may be pregnant.
You may need a lower dose of this medication if:
Your doctor may not want to prescribe Valtrex if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed.
Valtrex can be stored at room temperature, away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
There are two types of herpes simplex virus and both are contagious. HSV-1 causes outbreaks around the mouth, and is spread by mouth or by sharing utensils. HSV-2 causes sores around the genital area, and is spread by sexual contact.
The varicella-zoster virus causes shingles, which is an infection characterized by an extremely painful, red skin rash on the body, neck or face. The rash has red patches and blisters that leak fluid easily. The infection usually lasts two to three weeks. Shingles may also be referred to as herpes zoster. If you have had chickenpox, you can get shingles. Certain people are more at risk of getting this infection, like people over 60.
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