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VALTREX Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is VALTREX?

What is VALTREX?

VALTREX is the brand name for valacyclovir and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is VALTREX available in?

What dosages is VALTREX available in?

VALTREX is available as 500 mg and 1000 mg oral tablet.

What is VALTREX used for?

What is VALTREX used for?

VALTREX is an antiviral that is used to treat:
Chickenpox (varicella) in children ages 2 to 17 years old
Cold sores in people age 12 years and older
Genital herpes in adults
Shingles (herpes zoster) in adults

How does VALTREX work?

How does VALTREX work?

VALTREX is an antiviral medication. When VALTREX gets absorbed into your body, it gets converted (changed) to acyclovir, another available antiviral medication.
VALTREX works by preventing an important protein that’s used to make genetic material (DNA) from working in the herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster virus. By doing this, VALTREX prevents the virus from making copies of itself and spreading.

How do I take VALTREX?

How do I take VALTREX?

VALTREX is dosed as follows:
Cold sores
The typical dose is 2 grams by mouth twice daily (taken 12 hours apart) for 1 day.

Genital herpes
First outbreak: The typical dose is 1 gram by mouth twice daily for 10 days.

Repeated outbreaks: The typical dose is 500 mg by mouth twice daily for 3 days.

Outbreak prevention: The typical dosing range is 500 mg to 1 gram by mouth once daily, depending on the number of outbreaks you’ve had. For people who also have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the typical dose is 500 mg twice daily.

Lower risk of transmission: The typical dose is 500 mg by mouth once daily.

The typical dose is 1 gram by mouth 3 times daily for 7 days.

Your child’s provider will determine their dose of VALTREX based on your child’s body weight. The typical dose is 20 mg/kg by mouth 3 times daily for 5 days. The maximum recommended dose is 1 gram.

Your dose might differ if you have kidney problems.

Is it safe for me to take VALTREX?

Is it safe for me to take VALTREX?

VALTREX is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to valacyclovir (e.g., anaphylaxis), acyclovir, or any
component of the formulation.

VALTREX Common Side Effects

VALTREX Common Side Effects

  • Common side effects of VALTREX:
  • Headaches
  • Genital herpes
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Shingles
  • Chickenpox
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • VALTREX Serious Side Effects

    VALTREX Serious Side Effects

    Serious side effects are rare with VALTREX. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

    Blood clotting problems: headache, confusion, dizziness, fever, bleeding in your skin, bruising, tiredness, stomach pain, blood in urine, making less urine
    Serious kidney problems: urinating less often than usual, swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands, unexplained weight gain

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VALTREX

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VALTREX

  • No clinically significant drug-drug or drug-food interactions with VALTREX are known.
  • Who makes VALTREX?

    Who makes VALTREX?


    Is VALTREX safe in pregnancy?

    Is VALTREX safe in pregnancy?

    It is not known if VALTREX will harm your
    unborn baby. You and your doctor will have to decide if you should take VALTREX while you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant.


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