What is Valacyclovir used for?
Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug used to treat cold sores, chicken pox, genital herpes and shingles. It is used to make outbreaks of genital herpes less frequent.
While Valacyclovir stops the growth of certain viruses, it is not a permanent cure. The virus may still be in the body between outbreaks. This medication is used to make sores heal faster, decrease pain and itching, as prevent sores from occurring.
Frequently Asked Questions About Valacyclovir
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