valacyclovir

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What is valacyclovir?

Valtrex 500 mg Tab
Drug Name: VALACYCLOVIR - ORAL CAPSULE
Other Brand Names: Valtrex
Uses: Valacyclovir is used in children to treat cold sores (herpes labialis) and chickenpox (varicella zoster). It is used in adults to treat cold sores and shingles (herpes zoster). Valacyclovir does not cure these diseases, but it may decrease pain and help sores heal faster. Valacyclovir belongs to a class of medications known as antivirals. Valacyclovir is also used to treat people with genital herpes who are currently having an outbreak. It can also be used to prevent an outbreak (suppressive therapy). This medication helps control symptoms, but does not cure the disease or prevent infection of sexual partners. If you are taking valacyclovir for treatment of genital herpes, it is important to follow safe sex practices to lower the chance of giving herpes to your partner, even if there are no symptoms present. Always use a condom made of latex or polyurethane. When you have symptoms or are experiencing an outbreak, do not have sexual contact with your partner.
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About 6 months ago I was tested positive for HSV-2. I have had several outbreaks since then...
due to a number of ulcers, and my face, specifically around the chin area, are covered in w...
im an international student and i have sex without protection so i got herpes im wondering ...
1. Is Valacyclovir the same as Valtrex? 2. Though I am having no outbreaks, I am concerned...
I use Valacyclovir for suppressive therapy. I [female] have HSV 2 and my partner [male] do...
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Hi - I have a call in to my doc but of course my OB is not waiting for her... I have also...
I have simplex one and I've been on the generic for Valtrex for probably a year now. My sym...
I am on 500mg daily suppressive treatment for HSV-2. Had it since 2007 and been taking dail...
And I feel like the itching is increasing instead of decreasing. I posted someplace else th...
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