Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020487/001.

Names and composition

"VALTREX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of VALACYCLOVIR HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

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Sunburnt lips, prescribed valtrex?
I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was... Asked by Caitlin Bogardus 1 year ago.

I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was swollen and I was burnt bad and my skin was burning. I used aloe Vera and took some Advil and the Advil seemed to help. We asked the pharmacy what would help the swelling and she said benedryl so I started taking the benedryl and the swelling went away. Well the next morning I woke up and felt awful so I decided to find a doctor at the beach and go. She prescribed me prednisone for five days. I've been on that since Tuesday. We left the beach Thursday so I'm now home, today I woke up and the left side of my fave was REALLY dry and tight. And my.lips were huge and swollen with little blisters on them. I used cold rags and ice and they went down and made a appointment with ny Dr. He said that my face was just healing and he prescribed me valtex for my blisters snd told me I should he completely better within five days at the most. I bought some aveeno baby lotion, soothing relief moisture cream for my face. It really helps with the tightness and being dry. I just can not stand this with my lips. I can barely open my mouth. I'm just wondering, have you used valtrex and how soon did it help your lips? I'm so ready for them to be better. Also, they feel dry. Can I use my aloe Vera chopstick even though I have blisters? Any suggestions or advice? Thanks! Answered by Antonia Sharrett 1 year ago.

Valtrex has a wide effect on many virus's, even on chicken pox, and shingles. A burn makes you vulnerable to infection and viral infections last longer than bacterial hence the Valtrex after 5 days. Also Valtrex has very few side effects, I even ask for Valtrex to take once a day if I just met someone new or am going to a new location because the side effects are low and it's usually good to drive your viral load down and defend yourself. Keep in mind that the Herpes family of virus's are very common and almost everyone has some variant of it though not necessarily the sexually transmitted one, it's a skin disease, it love mucous membranes like your sexual areas or your lips, inside of your mouth and eyeballs and it's spread by contact, indeed the chances of transmission is 75%. It's been suspected that it's a virus which is trying to find an endosymbiotic relationship with us much as mitochondria did, it's trying to become part of us ( many of our genes are from bacteria's and viruses that found a useful role within us ), the only reason why Valtrex can't get rid of Herpes altogether is that some will always be quietly resting inside your nerve cells and can do so indefinitely. Answered by Shaniqua Scalet 1 year ago.


Can i take valtrex for cold sores?
if i can take it, is it something ill be able to take every day so i dont have to worry about it or can i only take it when i feel one coming on? Asked by Emmy Auyer 1 year ago.

yes valtrex for cold sores you see DR Valacyclovir is used to treat cold sores (herpes labialis) and shingles (herpes zoster). It is also used to treat genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems. Valacyclovir can also be used to control genital herpes outbreaks in all patients, including those with HIV. This is also known as suppressive therapy. This medication helps control symptoms, but does not cure the disease. Valacyclovir belongs to a class of medications known as antivirals. 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. OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This medication may be used to prevent or treat other types of viral infections (cytomegalovirus) in certain patient populations. How to use Valtrex Oral Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Take valacyclovir by mouth, with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. When taking this medication to treat an outbreak, it works best if you take this medication when you first notice an outbreak is starting. The medication may not work as well if you wait more than 72 hours to start it. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. When treating an outbreak, continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear. When using this drug to suppress/control outbreaks, take exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not skip doses or stop taking this without your doctor's approval. Stopping therapy too soon may result in ineffective treatment. If using this medication to treat an outbreak, inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. What conditions does Valtrex Oral treat? Valtrex Oral Side Effects Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, stomach pain, painful periods may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, hallucinations), confusion, speech problems, shaky/unsteady movement, vision changes. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: seizures, loss of consciousness, signs of other infections (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat). This medication may rarely cause a blood disorder (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or a severe kidney problem (hemolytic uremic syndrome). These problems are more likely to occur if you have HIV disease or if you have had a bone marrow transplant or an organ transplant. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, easy bruising/bleeding, unusual fever. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Does Valtrex Oral have any side effects? Valtrex Oral Precautions Before taking valacyclovir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to acyclovir; or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, blood disorders, immune system problems (e.g., HIV disease, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant). This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially confusion, agitation, and kidney problems. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. What should I know before taking Valtrex Oral? Valtrex Oral Interactions Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cimetidine, probenecid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are also using other drugs which may be harmful to your kidneys such as: aminoglycosides (e.g., gentamicin, tobramycin), amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen), tacrolimus, vancomycin. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Valtrex Oral Overdose If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: change in the amount of urine, sluggishness, loss of consciousness, seizures. NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function tests, complete blood count) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details. MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product. Information last revised August 2007 Copyright(c) 2007 First DataBank, Inc. More Links Related to Valtrex OralVaginal Infections Pregnancy and UTIs Ear Infections Fungal Infections MRSA Infections Valtrex Oral RatingsOverall Rating by Condition Select a Condition Genital Herpes Cold Sore 13 reviews for this condition. EffectivenessThis medication has worked for me. Current Rating: 0 Ease of UseThis medication has been easy for me to use. Current Rating: 0 SatisfactionOverall, I have been satisfied with my experience. Current Rating: 0 User Reviews Sort By: Select One Most Helpful Date Rating Condition: Genital Herpes10/1/2007 1:18:09 PM Reviewer Info: on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 5 Ease of Use Current Rating: 5 Satisfaction Current Rating: 5 Comment: No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Comment:No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Hide Full Comment 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No Report This Post Condition: Cold Sore9/30/2007 1:08:09 PM Reviewer Info: vic, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 3 Ease of Use Current Rating: 4 Satisfaction Current Rating: 3 Comment: My face broke out very bad. Is there anything I can use Comment:My face broke out very bad. Is there anything I can use Hide Full Comment 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No Report This Post Condition: Genital Herpes9/19/2007 4:18:58 PM Reviewer Info: bigmama, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 5 Ease of Use Current Rating: 5 Satisfaction Current Rating: 5 Comment: since use this product i have been out break free! thanks to yiu guys and my sister who told me about this p ... Show Full Comment Comment:since use this product i have been out break free! thanks to yiu guys and my sister who told me about this pill. the last out breack i've had sin finding out i havethis (1999) was the fall of 2000 thanks agin i think its wroth the money Hide Full Comment 6 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? 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You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Sheree Shieh 1 year ago.


Question about Valtrex for cold sores?
I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a... Asked by Brittny Skuse 1 year ago.

I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a tingling on Wednesday, should I do another dose or is the previous one still in effect? I don't want to over do it with the doses but it is very hard to tell if the tingling is from the mini outbreak that I took the first dose for. Thank you! Answered by Jerrold Bruns 1 year ago.

Anje, Valtrex is a prescription antiviral medicine that targets the herpes virus. It is a one-day oral treatment proven to speed the healing and shorten the pain and discomfort of cold sores. The recommended dose for valtrex is 2 grams (2,000 mg) taken at the first sign of a cold sore, and then again about 12 hours later. It's important to start treatment with valtrex at the first sign of a cold sore (such as tingling, itching, or burning). There are no studies that show if valtrex works when used after the appearance of a cold sore. If in doubt, read the data sheet that comes with the medication, or/and consult the pharmacist. You should not exceed the prescribed dosage. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Sal Wan 1 year ago.

You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Tomoko Patchin 1 year ago.

Do not take more of the valtrex than prescribed. Try cleaning your skin with a good face scrub and then use vitamin E cream as a moisturizer. Also drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables that contain antitoxins. All this together should prevent the cold sores and therefore stop the need to take the valtrex. Answered by Rachele Sang 1 year ago.


What does valtrex 500 mg do?
Asked by Angelia Worthy 1 year ago.

Valtrex is used to treat and prevent herpes simplex infections of the skin or mucous membranes such as genital herpes. Valtrex helps to stop these infections from getting worse, it does not cure them. It works by slowing the growth and spread of the virus in the body. Valtrex (Val-trex) 500gm is a medicine which is used in herpes simplex infections, preventing cytomegalovirus infections after a kidney transplant and shingles. Valtrex contains valaciclovir hydrochloride. It is supplied by GlaxoSmithKline UK. The side effects are, A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks. Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated. Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience. Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine. Answered by Stacee Pancholi 1 year ago.

its to treat herpes. Answered by Carleen Scheperle 1 year ago.


Sunburnt lips, prescribed valtrex?
I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was... Asked by Hosea Avalos 1 year ago.

I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was swollen and I was burnt bad and my skin was burning. I used aloe Vera and took some Advil and the Advil seemed to help. We asked the pharmacy what would help the swelling and she said benedryl so I started taking the benedryl and the swelling went away. Well the next morning I woke up and felt awful so I decided to find a doctor at the beach and go. She prescribed me prednisone for five days. I've been on that since Tuesday. We left the beach Thursday so I'm now home, today I woke up and the left side of my fave was REALLY dry and tight. And my.lips were huge and swollen with little blisters on them. I used cold rags and ice and they went down and made a appointment with ny Dr. He said that my face was just healing and he prescribed me valtex for my blisters snd told me I should he completely better within five days at the most. I bought some aveeno baby lotion, soothing relief moisture cream for my face. It really helps with the tightness and being dry. I just can not stand this with my lips. I can barely open my mouth. I'm just wondering, have you used valtrex and how soon did it help your lips? I'm so ready for them to be better. Also, they feel dry. Can I use my aloe Vera chopstick even though I have blisters? Any suggestions or advice? Thanks! Answered by Larue Lanni 1 year ago.

Valtrex has a wide effect on many virus's, even on chicken pox, and shingles. A burn makes you vulnerable to infection and viral infections last longer than bacterial hence the Valtrex after 5 days. Also Valtrex has very few side effects, I even ask for Valtrex to take once a day if I just met someone new or am going to a new location because the side effects are low and it's usually good to drive your viral load down and defend yourself. Keep in mind that the Herpes family of virus's are very common and almost everyone has some variant of it though not necessarily the sexually transmitted one, it's a skin disease, it love mucous membranes like your sexual areas or your lips, inside of your mouth and eyeballs and it's spread by contact, indeed the chances of transmission is 75%. It's been suspected that it's a virus which is trying to find an endosymbiotic relationship with us much as mitochondria did, it's trying to become part of us ( many of our genes are from bacteria's and viruses that found a useful role within us ), the only reason why Valtrex can't get rid of Herpes altogether is that some will always be quietly resting inside your nerve cells and can do so indefinitely. Answered by Yajaira Hamacher 1 year ago.


Can i take valtrex for cold sores?
if i can take it, is it something ill be able to take every day so i dont have to worry about it or can i only take it when i feel one coming on? Asked by Mike Kelker 1 year ago.

yes valtrex for cold sores you see DR Valacyclovir is used to treat cold sores (herpes labialis) and shingles (herpes zoster). It is also used to treat genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems. Valacyclovir can also be used to control genital herpes outbreaks in all patients, including those with HIV. This is also known as suppressive therapy. This medication helps control symptoms, but does not cure the disease. Valacyclovir belongs to a class of medications known as antivirals. 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. OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This medication may be used to prevent or treat other types of viral infections (cytomegalovirus) in certain patient populations. How to use Valtrex Oral Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Take valacyclovir by mouth, with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. When taking this medication to treat an outbreak, it works best if you take this medication when you first notice an outbreak is starting. The medication may not work as well if you wait more than 72 hours to start it. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. When treating an outbreak, continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear. When using this drug to suppress/control outbreaks, take exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not skip doses or stop taking this without your doctor's approval. Stopping therapy too soon may result in ineffective treatment. If using this medication to treat an outbreak, inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. What conditions does Valtrex Oral treat? Valtrex Oral Side Effects Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, stomach pain, painful periods may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, hallucinations), confusion, speech problems, shaky/unsteady movement, vision changes. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: seizures, loss of consciousness, signs of other infections (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat). This medication may rarely cause a blood disorder (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or a severe kidney problem (hemolytic uremic syndrome). These problems are more likely to occur if you have HIV disease or if you have had a bone marrow transplant or an organ transplant. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, easy bruising/bleeding, unusual fever. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Does Valtrex Oral have any side effects? Valtrex Oral Precautions Before taking valacyclovir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to acyclovir; or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, blood disorders, immune system problems (e.g., HIV disease, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant). This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially confusion, agitation, and kidney problems. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. What should I know before taking Valtrex Oral? Valtrex Oral Interactions Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cimetidine, probenecid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are also using other drugs which may be harmful to your kidneys such as: aminoglycosides (e.g., gentamicin, tobramycin), amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen), tacrolimus, vancomycin. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Valtrex Oral Overdose If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: change in the amount of urine, sluggishness, loss of consciousness, seizures. NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function tests, complete blood count) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details. MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product. Information last revised August 2007 Copyright(c) 2007 First DataBank, Inc. More Links Related to Valtrex OralVaginal Infections Pregnancy and UTIs Ear Infections Fungal Infections MRSA Infections Valtrex Oral RatingsOverall Rating by Condition Select a Condition Genital Herpes Cold Sore 13 reviews for this condition. EffectivenessThis medication has worked for me. Current Rating: 0 Ease of UseThis medication has been easy for me to use. Current Rating: 0 SatisfactionOverall, I have been satisfied with my experience. Current Rating: 0 User Reviews Sort By: Select One Most Helpful Date Rating Condition: Genital Herpes10/1/2007 1:18:09 PM Reviewer Info: on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 5 Ease of Use Current Rating: 5 Satisfaction Current Rating: 5 Comment: No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Comment:No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Hide Full Comment 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No Report This Post Condition: Cold Sore9/30/2007 1:08:09 PM Reviewer Info: vic, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 3 Ease of Use Current Rating: 4 Satisfaction Current Rating: 3 Comment: My face broke out very bad. Is there anything I can use Comment:My face broke out very bad. Is there anything I can use Hide Full Comment 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No Report This Post Condition: Genital Herpes9/19/2007 4:18:58 PM Reviewer Info: bigmama, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 5 Ease of Use Current Rating: 5 Satisfaction Current Rating: 5 Comment: since use this product i have been out break free! thanks to yiu guys and my sister who told me about this p ... Show Full Comment Comment:since use this product i have been out break free! thanks to yiu guys and my sister who told me about this pill. the last out breack i've had sin finding out i havethis (1999) was the fall of 2000 thanks agin i think its wroth the money Hide Full Comment 6 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? 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You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Carrol Critton 1 year ago.


Question about Valtrex for cold sores?
I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a... Asked by Maxima Burich 1 year ago.

I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a tingling on Wednesday, should I do another dose or is the previous one still in effect? I don't want to over do it with the doses but it is very hard to tell if the tingling is from the mini outbreak that I took the first dose for. Thank you! Answered by Ileana Kostyla 1 year ago.

Anje, Valtrex is a prescription antiviral medicine that targets the herpes virus. It is a one-day oral treatment proven to speed the healing and shorten the pain and discomfort of cold sores. The recommended dose for valtrex is 2 grams (2,000 mg) taken at the first sign of a cold sore, and then again about 12 hours later. It's important to start treatment with valtrex at the first sign of a cold sore (such as tingling, itching, or burning). There are no studies that show if valtrex works when used after the appearance of a cold sore. If in doubt, read the data sheet that comes with the medication, or/and consult the pharmacist. You should not exceed the prescribed dosage. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Santa Giasson 1 year ago.

You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Susanna Josselyn 1 year ago.

Do not take more of the valtrex than prescribed. Try cleaning your skin with a good face scrub and then use vitamin E cream as a moisturizer. Also drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables that contain antitoxins. All this together should prevent the cold sores and therefore stop the need to take the valtrex. Answered by Cecily Mckie 1 year ago.


What does valtrex 500 mg do?
Asked by Donnie Rassel 1 year ago.

Valtrex is used to treat and prevent herpes simplex infections of the skin or mucous membranes such as genital herpes. Valtrex helps to stop these infections from getting worse, it does not cure them. It works by slowing the growth and spread of the virus in the body. Valtrex (Val-trex) 500gm is a medicine which is used in herpes simplex infections, preventing cytomegalovirus infections after a kidney transplant and shingles. Valtrex contains valaciclovir hydrochloride. It is supplied by GlaxoSmithKline UK. The side effects are, A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks. Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated. Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience. Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine. Answered by Luz Brillhart 1 year ago.

its to treat herpes. Answered by Sharron Lake 1 year ago.


Sunburnt lips, prescribed valtrex?
I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was... Asked by Queen Binnicker 1 year ago.

I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was swollen and I was burnt bad and my skin was burning. I used aloe Vera and took some Advil and the Advil seemed to help. We asked the pharmacy what would help the swelling and she said benedryl so I started taking the benedryl and the swelling went away. Well the next morning I woke up and felt awful so I decided to find a doctor at the beach and go. She prescribed me prednisone for five days. I've been on that since Tuesday. We left the beach Thursday so I'm now home, today I woke up and the left side of my fave was REALLY dry and tight. And my.lips were huge and swollen with little blisters on them. I used cold rags and ice and they went down and made a appointment with ny Dr. He said that my face was just healing and he prescribed me valtex for my blisters snd told me I should he completely better within five days at the most. I bought some aveeno baby lotion, soothing relief moisture cream for my face. It really helps with the tightness and being dry. I just can not stand this with my lips. I can barely open my mouth. I'm just wondering, have you used valtrex and how soon did it help your lips? I'm so ready for them to be better. Also, they feel dry. Can I use my aloe Vera chopstick even though I have blisters? Any suggestions or advice? Thanks! Answered by Doris Kazakos 1 year ago.

Valtrex has a wide effect on many virus's, even on chicken pox, and shingles. A burn makes you vulnerable to infection and viral infections last longer than bacterial hence the Valtrex after 5 days. Also Valtrex has very few side effects, I even ask for Valtrex to take once a day if I just met someone new or am going to a new location because the side effects are low and it's usually good to drive your viral load down and defend yourself. Keep in mind that the Herpes family of virus's are very common and almost everyone has some variant of it though not necessarily the sexually transmitted one, it's a skin disease, it love mucous membranes like your sexual areas or your lips, inside of your mouth and eyeballs and it's spread by contact, indeed the chances of transmission is 75%. It's been suspected that it's a virus which is trying to find an endosymbiotic relationship with us much as mitochondria did, it's trying to become part of us ( many of our genes are from bacteria's and viruses that found a useful role within us ), the only reason why Valtrex can't get rid of Herpes altogether is that some will always be quietly resting inside your nerve cells and can do so indefinitely. Answered by Lawana Senior 1 year ago.


Can i take valtrex for cold sores?
if i can take it, is it something ill be able to take every day so i dont have to worry about it or can i only take it when i feel one coming on? Asked by Hang Pennello 1 year ago.

yes valtrex for cold sores you see DR Valacyclovir is used to treat cold sores (herpes labialis) and shingles (herpes zoster). It is also used to treat genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems. Valacyclovir can also be used to control genital herpes outbreaks in all patients, including those with HIV. This is also known as suppressive therapy. This medication helps control symptoms, but does not cure the disease. Valacyclovir belongs to a class of medications known as antivirals. 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. OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This medication may be used to prevent or treat other types of viral infections (cytomegalovirus) in certain patient populations. How to use Valtrex Oral Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Take valacyclovir by mouth, with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. When taking this medication to treat an outbreak, it works best if you take this medication when you first notice an outbreak is starting. The medication may not work as well if you wait more than 72 hours to start it. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. When treating an outbreak, continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear. When using this drug to suppress/control outbreaks, take exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not skip doses or stop taking this without your doctor's approval. Stopping therapy too soon may result in ineffective treatment. If using this medication to treat an outbreak, inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. What conditions does Valtrex Oral treat? Valtrex Oral Side Effects Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, stomach pain, painful periods may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, hallucinations), confusion, speech problems, shaky/unsteady movement, vision changes. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: seizures, loss of consciousness, signs of other infections (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat). This medication may rarely cause a blood disorder (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or a severe kidney problem (hemolytic uremic syndrome). These problems are more likely to occur if you have HIV disease or if you have had a bone marrow transplant or an organ transplant. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, easy bruising/bleeding, unusual fever. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Does Valtrex Oral have any side effects? Valtrex Oral Precautions Before taking valacyclovir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to acyclovir; or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, blood disorders, immune system problems (e.g., HIV disease, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant). This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially confusion, agitation, and kidney problems. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. What should I know before taking Valtrex Oral? Valtrex Oral Interactions Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cimetidine, probenecid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are also using other drugs which may be harmful to your kidneys such as: aminoglycosides (e.g., gentamicin, tobramycin), amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen), tacrolimus, vancomycin. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Valtrex Oral Overdose If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: change in the amount of urine, sluggishness, loss of consciousness, seizures. NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function tests, complete blood count) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details. MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product. Information last revised August 2007 Copyright(c) 2007 First DataBank, Inc. More Links Related to Valtrex OralVaginal Infections Pregnancy and UTIs Ear Infections Fungal Infections MRSA Infections Valtrex Oral RatingsOverall Rating by Condition Select a Condition Genital Herpes Cold Sore 13 reviews for this condition. EffectivenessThis medication has worked for me. Current Rating: 0 Ease of UseThis medication has been easy for me to use. Current Rating: 0 SatisfactionOverall, I have been satisfied with my experience. Current Rating: 0 User Reviews Sort By: Select One Most Helpful Date Rating Condition: Genital Herpes10/1/2007 1:18:09 PM Reviewer Info: on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 5 Ease of Use Current Rating: 5 Satisfaction Current Rating: 5 Comment: No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Comment:No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Hide Full Comment 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No Report This Post Condition: Cold Sore9/30/2007 1:08:09 PM Reviewer Info: vic, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 3 Ease of Use Current Rating: 4 Satisfaction Current Rating: 3 Comment: My face broke out very bad. Is there anything I can use Comment:My face broke out very bad. Is there anything I can use Hide Full Comment 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No Report This Post Condition: Genital Herpes9/19/2007 4:18:58 PM Reviewer Info: bigmama, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 5 Ease of Use Current Rating: 5 Satisfaction Current Rating: 5 Comment: since use this product i have been out break free! thanks to yiu guys and my sister who told me about this p ... Show Full Comment Comment:since use this product i have been out break free! thanks to yiu guys and my sister who told me about this pill. the last out breack i've had sin finding out i havethis (1999) was the fall of 2000 thanks agin i think its wroth the money Hide Full Comment 6 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? 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You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Johnathon Johns 1 year ago.


Question about Valtrex for cold sores?
I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a... Asked by Roselia Zidek 1 year ago.

I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a tingling on Wednesday, should I do another dose or is the previous one still in effect? I don't want to over do it with the doses but it is very hard to tell if the tingling is from the mini outbreak that I took the first dose for. Thank you! Answered by Lezlie Herrea 1 year ago.

Anje, Valtrex is a prescription antiviral medicine that targets the herpes virus. It is a one-day oral treatment proven to speed the healing and shorten the pain and discomfort of cold sores. The recommended dose for valtrex is 2 grams (2,000 mg) taken at the first sign of a cold sore, and then again about 12 hours later. It's important to start treatment with valtrex at the first sign of a cold sore (such as tingling, itching, or burning). There are no studies that show if valtrex works when used after the appearance of a cold sore. If in doubt, read the data sheet that comes with the medication, or/and consult the pharmacist. You should not exceed the prescribed dosage. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by German Schwander 1 year ago.

You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Julio Highman 1 year ago.

Do not take more of the valtrex than prescribed. Try cleaning your skin with a good face scrub and then use vitamin E cream as a moisturizer. Also drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables that contain antitoxins. All this together should prevent the cold sores and therefore stop the need to take the valtrex. Answered by Alyson Rettinger 1 year ago.


What does valtrex 500 mg do?
Asked by Burt Vannest 1 year ago.

Valtrex is used to treat and prevent herpes simplex infections of the skin or mucous membranes such as genital herpes. Valtrex helps to stop these infections from getting worse, it does not cure them. It works by slowing the growth and spread of the virus in the body. Valtrex (Val-trex) 500gm is a medicine which is used in herpes simplex infections, preventing cytomegalovirus infections after a kidney transplant and shingles. Valtrex contains valaciclovir hydrochloride. It is supplied by GlaxoSmithKline UK. The side effects are, A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks. Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated. Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience. Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine. Answered by Lucinda Macias 1 year ago.

its to treat herpes. Answered by Coreen Fuschetto 1 year ago.


Sunburnt lips, prescribed valtrex?
I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was... Asked by Melita Mainello 1 year ago.

I just got back from vacation at the beach, I'm 16. On Sunday me and my cousin laid out on the beach for three hours straight, I didn't think I would get burnt because I've never burned before in my life. I've always got instantly dark. The next morning I woke up and the left side of my fave was swollen and I was burnt bad and my skin was burning. I used aloe Vera and took some Advil and the Advil seemed to help. We asked the pharmacy what would help the swelling and she said benedryl so I started taking the benedryl and the swelling went away. Well the next morning I woke up and felt awful so I decided to find a doctor at the beach and go. She prescribed me prednisone for five days. I've been on that since Tuesday. We left the beach Thursday so I'm now home, today I woke up and the left side of my fave was REALLY dry and tight. And my.lips were huge and swollen with little blisters on them. I used cold rags and ice and they went down and made a appointment with ny Dr. He said that my face was just healing and he prescribed me valtex for my blisters snd told me I should he completely better within five days at the most. I bought some aveeno baby lotion, soothing relief moisture cream for my face. It really helps with the tightness and being dry. I just can not stand this with my lips. I can barely open my mouth. I'm just wondering, have you used valtrex and how soon did it help your lips? I'm so ready for them to be better. Also, they feel dry. Can I use my aloe Vera chopstick even though I have blisters? Any suggestions or advice? Thanks! Answered by Cyndi Brizeno 1 year ago.

Valtrex has a wide effect on many virus's, even on chicken pox, and shingles. A burn makes you vulnerable to infection and viral infections last longer than bacterial hence the Valtrex after 5 days. Also Valtrex has very few side effects, I even ask for Valtrex to take once a day if I just met someone new or am going to a new location because the side effects are low and it's usually good to drive your viral load down and defend yourself. Keep in mind that the Herpes family of virus's are very common and almost everyone has some variant of it though not necessarily the sexually transmitted one, it's a skin disease, it love mucous membranes like your sexual areas or your lips, inside of your mouth and eyeballs and it's spread by contact, indeed the chances of transmission is 75%. It's been suspected that it's a virus which is trying to find an endosymbiotic relationship with us much as mitochondria did, it's trying to become part of us ( many of our genes are from bacteria's and viruses that found a useful role within us ), the only reason why Valtrex can't get rid of Herpes altogether is that some will always be quietly resting inside your nerve cells and can do so indefinitely. Answered by Jerlene Smalling 1 year ago.


Can i take valtrex for cold sores?
if i can take it, is it something ill be able to take every day so i dont have to worry about it or can i only take it when i feel one coming on? Asked by Lavada Sessin 1 year ago.

yes valtrex for cold sores you see DR Valacyclovir is used to treat cold sores (herpes labialis) and shingles (herpes zoster). It is also used to treat genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems. Valacyclovir can also be used to control genital herpes outbreaks in all patients, including those with HIV. This is also known as suppressive therapy. This medication helps control symptoms, but does not cure the disease. Valacyclovir belongs to a class of medications known as antivirals. 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. OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This medication may be used to prevent or treat other types of viral infections (cytomegalovirus) in certain patient populations. How to use Valtrex Oral Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Take valacyclovir by mouth, with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. When taking this medication to treat an outbreak, it works best if you take this medication when you first notice an outbreak is starting. The medication may not work as well if you wait more than 72 hours to start it. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. When treating an outbreak, continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear. When using this drug to suppress/control outbreaks, take exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not skip doses or stop taking this without your doctor's approval. Stopping therapy too soon may result in ineffective treatment. If using this medication to treat an outbreak, inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. What conditions does Valtrex Oral treat? Valtrex Oral Side Effects Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, stomach pain, painful periods may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, hallucinations), confusion, speech problems, shaky/unsteady movement, vision changes. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: seizures, loss of consciousness, signs of other infections (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat). This medication may rarely cause a blood disorder (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or a severe kidney problem (hemolytic uremic syndrome). These problems are more likely to occur if you have HIV disease or if you have had a bone marrow transplant or an organ transplant. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, easy bruising/bleeding, unusual fever. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Does Valtrex Oral have any side effects? Valtrex Oral Precautions Before taking valacyclovir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to acyclovir; or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, blood disorders, immune system problems (e.g., HIV disease, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant). This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially confusion, agitation, and kidney problems. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. What should I know before taking Valtrex Oral? Valtrex Oral Interactions Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cimetidine, probenecid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are also using other drugs which may be harmful to your kidneys such as: aminoglycosides (e.g., gentamicin, tobramycin), amphotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen), tacrolimus, vancomycin. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Valtrex Oral Overdose If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: change in the amount of urine, sluggishness, loss of consciousness, seizures. NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function tests, complete blood count) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details. MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product. Information last revised August 2007 Copyright(c) 2007 First DataBank, Inc. More Links Related to Valtrex OralVaginal Infections Pregnancy and UTIs Ear Infections Fungal Infections MRSA Infections Valtrex Oral RatingsOverall Rating by Condition Select a Condition Genital Herpes Cold Sore 13 reviews for this condition. EffectivenessThis medication has worked for me. Current Rating: 0 Ease of UseThis medication has been easy for me to use. Current Rating: 0 SatisfactionOverall, I have been satisfied with my experience. Current Rating: 0 User Reviews Sort By: Select One Most Helpful Date Rating Condition: Genital Herpes10/1/2007 1:18:09 PM Reviewer Info: on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 5 Ease of Use Current Rating: 5 Satisfaction Current Rating: 5 Comment: No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Comment:No outbreaks while on Valtrex. I have used it for several years. Hide Full Comment 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No Report This Post Condition: Cold Sore9/30/2007 1:08:09 PM Reviewer Info: vic, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Effectiveness Current Rating: 3 Ease of Use Current Rating: 4 Satisfaction Current Rating: 3 Comment: My face broke out very bad. Is there anything I can use Comment:My face broke out very bad. 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You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Audrey Umscheid 1 year ago.


Question about Valtrex for cold sores?
I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a... Asked by Lahoma Heinzelman 1 year ago.

I take it as needed for cold sores. I take one dose of 1,000 mg and then another dose 12 hours later when i start to feel the cold sore coming on (tingling etc). My question is, how long does it do the trick for? In other words, if I take my dose on Monday evening and my second Tuesday morning but begin to feel a tingling on Wednesday, should I do another dose or is the previous one still in effect? I don't want to over do it with the doses but it is very hard to tell if the tingling is from the mini outbreak that I took the first dose for. Thank you! Answered by Julia Stotsky 1 year ago.

Anje, Valtrex is a prescription antiviral medicine that targets the herpes virus. It is a one-day oral treatment proven to speed the healing and shorten the pain and discomfort of cold sores. The recommended dose for valtrex is 2 grams (2,000 mg) taken at the first sign of a cold sore, and then again about 12 hours later. It's important to start treatment with valtrex at the first sign of a cold sore (such as tingling, itching, or burning). There are no studies that show if valtrex works when used after the appearance of a cold sore. If in doubt, read the data sheet that comes with the medication, or/and consult the pharmacist. You should not exceed the prescribed dosage. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Elly Sochocki 1 year ago.

You should feel some relief within a day. But the sore itself, depending on its size, could take up to a week to completely disappear. They're awful, I know. Your best bet is to always attack it the moment you first begin to feel it developing. I can also highly recommend the prescription cream called Zovirax (generic name is Acyclovir). It really works well, especially if you begin using it immediately upon feeling a sore coming on. It can be expensive in the US, like $30 for a tiny tube. But if you have access to it from any other country, you'll pay a fraction of that. A friend visited Europe and inquired at a pharmacy for me. Acyclovir is sold over the counter just about everywhere outside the US. He bought several tubes for about $4 each. Just keep that in mind if you know anyone going somewhere! Answered by Reagan Baudry 1 year ago.

Do not take more of the valtrex than prescribed. Try cleaning your skin with a good face scrub and then use vitamin E cream as a moisturizer. Also drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables that contain antitoxins. All this together should prevent the cold sores and therefore stop the need to take the valtrex. Answered by Chris Crichton 1 year ago.


What does valtrex 500 mg do?
Asked by Debroah Wohlgemuth 1 year ago.

Valtrex is used to treat and prevent herpes simplex infections of the skin or mucous membranes such as genital herpes. Valtrex helps to stop these infections from getting worse, it does not cure them. It works by slowing the growth and spread of the virus in the body. Valtrex (Val-trex) 500gm is a medicine which is used in herpes simplex infections, preventing cytomegalovirus infections after a kidney transplant and shingles. Valtrex contains valaciclovir hydrochloride. It is supplied by GlaxoSmithKline UK. The side effects are, A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks. Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated. Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience. Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine. Answered by Cameron Silverio 1 year ago.

its to treat herpes. Answered by Tynisha Laflore 1 year ago.


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