Valtrex is an antiviral drug that slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection.
What is Valtrex?
It is a medication that works by limiting the virus’ reproduction capabilities..
How does it work?
It works by hindering the spread and reproducing capabilities of viruses that enter the body. It’s usually used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, such as genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles in adults.
What does it help with?
It is commonly used to treat herpes in adults. As a sexually transmitted disease, herpes causes discomfort and pain, usually causing the appearance of blisters or redness and itching in the genital area.
Valtrex 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.
Alternatively, it can be also 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.
How do I use it?
Take Valtrex exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller dosages other than the one prescribed to you.
Start taking Valtrex as soon as possible, right after the first appearance of symptoms. It might not be as effective if you first start taking it a couple of days after the first occurrence of symptoms.
Keep in mind that some infections need to be treated for longer periods of time. Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your condition may improve and symptoms may subside, however do not stop until you’ve completed your treatment fully.
Dosages and usage
Valtrex, with its main ingredient valacyclovir, usually comes in the form of tablets in 250mg or 500mg doses. In the prior consultation with a medical professional you’ll be advised as to what your prescribed dosage is for your specific problem.
When it comes to treating genital herpes, the advised dosage is 1 tablet of 500mg, 2 times a day, taken in equal intervals.
This is the usual dosage for first-time treatment of infections, and the medication period lasts for roughly 10 days. Of course, in your specific case, everything will be decided and explained by your doctor, who’s instructions you should always follow.
Alternatively, if you’ve had infection before, the dosage to prevent future outbreaks is 500mg once a day.
You may take Valtrex with or without food, but remember to drink plenty of water while you’re taking it to keep your kidneys working properly.
If you’ve missed a dose, do not try to make up for it, just continue taking the medication as you normally would. If you’ve taken a dose larger than normal, contact a medical professional immediately.
Do not take Valtrex under any circumstance if you’re allergic to valacyclovir or any other ingredient of this medicine.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Valtrex, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swellings of the face, lips, or tongue.
Common Valtrex side effects may include:
- Stomach pain
- Redness of the skin or iching
Call you doctor at once if you have:
- Problems with speech
- Kidney problems (little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, etc.)
Stop taking Valtrex and call your doctor right away if you have any of the following serious side effects:
- Unexplained bleedings (nosebleeds, bleeding gums)
- Red or pink urine
- Pale skin
- Stomach pain
- Swelling in your face
- Red spots on the skin
- Feeling extremely tired or weak
Side effects may be more likely to occur in patients who are 65 or older.
It is very important to keep drinking a lot of water during the day, while being treated with Valtrex, otherwise it might have a harmful effect on your kidneys.
Can I buy it online?
The easiest and safest way to buy it is through Tru Medical . Of course, prior medical consultation with a professional is required. The online consultation will determine whether Valtrex can help you with your current medical problem.