Valtrex can be used for treating shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (fever blisters or herpes labialis), and treating, suppressing, or reducing transmission of genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems. It is also utilized to treat chickenpox in children and teenagers. It is also employed to suppress genital herpes in patients with HIV infection. Valtrex is surely an antiviral. It works by stopping viral replication. However, Valtrex doesn't get rid of the virus; it's not a cure. When used being a suppressive therapy in patients with normal immune systems with genital herpes using safer sex practices, the risk of spreading the infections to others is reduced.
Use Valtrex as directed because of your doctor!
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how exactly to utilize Valtrex.
Store Valtrex between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store far from heat, moisture, and light-weight. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Valtrex out from the reach of children and from pets.
Active Ingredient: Valacyclovir hydrochloride.
All medicines may cause unwanted side effects, but many individuals have no, or minor, negative effects.
Check with your medical professional if some of these most common negative effects persist or become bothersome:
Dizziness; headache; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.
Seek medical help immediately if these severe side effects occur:
Severe hypersensitive reactions (rash; hives; itching; lack of breath; tightness within the chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggressive behavior; bloody or dark urine; change in the amount of urine produced; confusion; depression; fatigue; fever; hallucinations; pain; lower back pain; pale skin; painful menstrual periods; pinpoint bruises; seizures; severe abdominal pain; shaky movements; speech problems; swelling in the face, hands, feet, or entire body; unsteady movement; unusual bruising or bleeding from your nose or mouth; weakness; yellowing with the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all negative effects that will occur. If you have questions about unwanted effects, contact your medical provider.
Contact a medical expert or physician without delay if any of these sign up for you.
Some health conditions may connect to Valtrex. Tell your doctor or pharmacist in case you have any health conditions, particularly when any in the following apply to you:
Some medicines may interact with Valtrex. However, no specific interactions with Valtrex are known currently.
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