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Valacyclovir 500 Mg

Valacyclovir 500 Mg

What is valacyclovir?

Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection.Valacyclovir is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.Valacyclovir is used to treat cold sores in children who are at least 12 years old, or chickenpox in children who are at least 2 years old.Valacyclovir will not cure herpes and will not prevent you from spreading the virus to other people. However, this medicine can lessen the symptoms of an infection.

How should I take valacyclovir?

Take valacyclovir exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Start taking valacyclovir as soon as possible after the first appearance of symptoms (such as tingling, burning, blisters). This medicine might not be as effective if you first start taking it 1 or 2 days after the start of your symptoms.

Some herpes infections need to be treated for longer than others. Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may increase the risk of your virus becoming resistant to antiviral medicine.You may take valacyclovir with or without food.

Side Effect

Side effects of Valtrex include:

  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • tired feeling,
  • depression,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • joint pain,
  • menstrual pain,
  • skin rash,
  • stuffy nose,
  • or sore throat.

Valtrex Warnings

The side effects of Valtrex may be more severe in older adults, especially kidney problems and mental/mood changes (such as confusion and agitation).Valtrex does not prevent the spread of herpes, so take precautions to protect a sex partner. Don't have sexual contact during an outbreak or if you have symptoms.Be aware herpes can be passed on even when you are symptom-free, so always use effective barrier methods like condoms and dental dams.Cold sores are also spread easily, so avoid kissing or other close contact with people until your sores have completely healed.Even touching a cold sore with your finger, then touching someone else, can pass the virus, so wash hands frequently when you have an outbreak.

Pregnancy and Valtrex

  • Valtrex is not expected to harm an unborn child but discuss a pregnancy with your doctor.
  • Herpes can be passed from an infected mother to a baby if the mother has a genital lesion during childbirth.
  • Valtrex will pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing infant.
  • Do not take this drug without talking to your doctor if you plan to breastfeed.

What should I avoid while taking valacyclovir?

Taking this medicine will not prevent you from passing genital herpes to other people. Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people even while you are taking with valacyclovir.Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to help keep you from spreading the virus to others. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes. Wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of infection.Do not share valacyclovir with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

Storage

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

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