What is Valtrex used for?
Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is prescribed to treat infections caused by specific types of viruses. In children, it is prescribed for cold sores surrounding the mouth as well as chickenpox. In adults, it is used to treat shingles as well as cold sores surrounding the mouth. Valtrex (Valacyclovir) can also be prescribed for outbreaks of genital herpes.
Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is classified as an antiviral drug. It prevents the growth of certain viruses. Valtrex (Valacyclovir) reduces the severity and length of these outbreaks. It aids in helping the sores heal quicker, preventing new sores from forming, and reduces itching/ pain.
Frequently Asked Questions About Valtrex
Each time you fill Valtrex read the patient information pamphlet from your pharmacist and direct any questions to a medical professional. Take Valtrex orally with or without food as instructed by your doctor. While on valacyclovir drink plenty of fluids to lower the chances of side effects. The length of treatment and dosage will be based on the kind of infection you have, your response to treatment, and medical condition. If being used for chickenpox in children the dosage may also be based on their weight.
Valacyclovir works best if it is started at the first sign of infection. If you delay getting treatment it might not work well. Take it at the first symptom if using for chickenpox or shingles. If used for genital herpes or cold sores start taking Valtrex at the first sign of itching, burning, or tingling.
When the amount of medication in your body is kept at a consistent level it will work the best so evenly space out the times you take this drug and keep on a consistent schedule. Take the medication until the prescribed amount is completed. Do not change the way you take this medication without consulting your doctor and let them know if your condition endures or gets worse.
Exercise caution when having Valtrex if you are already having the following medications:
In most patients, the interactions of these drugs with Valtrex will not create too much of a problem. However, if you are suffering from any type of renal problems, make sure that you inform your doctor about it as the interactions of the above mentioned drugs with Valtrex can affect your kidneys.
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DISCLAIMER: The following is presented for exclusively informational purposes on Valtrex and is not intended for use as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek out a physician or other licensed health care provider’s advice for your medical condition or treatment plan. Do not ignore professional advice or delay seeking it out because of the information provided here.