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Know More About Valtrex

Uses of Valtrex 

Valtrex is a form of medicine used in treating HSV-1 and HSV-2. It is utilized in treating shingles triggered by a virus called herpes zoster. This medicine’s generic version is Valacyclovir, which is part of a group of medicine called antiviral drugs. 

Valtrex Precautions and Warnings 

Before administering this medicine, speak with your doctor if you are/have: 

  • Pregnant
  • Planning to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Planning to breastfeed
  • Kidney problems
  • Are 65 years old and above 

Avoid person-to-person contact with someone who has herpes. If you are allergic to this medicine, avoid using it. 

Valtrex Dosage 

The usual dosage for this medicine depends on the type of disease it will treat, such as HSV-1, HSV-2, and shingles. This medicine is taken orally, even better in treating cold sores and genital herpes. In using this medicine, make sure that you are following the instructions provided by your doctor to ensure that your treatment is successful and a progressive one. 

Valtrex Side Effects   

Be aware of the unwanted reactions as you consume this medicine. These includes: 

Common Side Effects of Valtrex 

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 

Severe Side Effects of Valtrex 

  • Pain in the ribs
  • Skin rashes


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