Valtrex Generic is a brand name of Valacyclovir which is used as a remedy for certain viruses which are herpes simplex, herpes zoster, varicella-zoster, and genital herpes. Herpes simplex is defined as cold sores normally caused in the mouth. Herpes zoster is defined as shingles and cold sores. Varicella-zoster is nothing but chickenpox and genital herpes are outbreaks near the genital area. Thus, this antiviral drug is prescribed to cure herpes as it hinders the growth of various viruses and reduces the regular outbreak of herpes, shingles, etc.
The medication does not cure these infections permanently but reduces future episodes. The infections that cause these contaminations endure living in the body even after the outbreaks. Therefore, Valtrex 500 mg helps the sores to recover faster and keep new outcomes from forming, reducing the pain and itchiness.
Valacyclovir (Valtrex) oral suspension comes in the strength of 500 mg and 1 gram which can be assigned by your medicinal expert based on your age criteria and symptoms.
In the case of cold sores, the standard dose for adults is 2 grams two times a day maintaining a gap of 12 hours. The remedy should be started as shortly as you experience the earliest signs of cold sores such as burning sensation, itchiness or tingling around the mouth.
In the case of Genital Herpes, the starting dose is 1 gram 2 times a day for a minimum of 10-12 days. The medicine will be most effective and will cure the symptoms faster if consumed within 48 hours of the initial symptoms.
This medicine can be given with or without regard to meal or dinner.
For more clarifications, you can consult your health care advisor.
Valtrex Side effects:
Make sure that your medical practitioner has recommended you the medication to heal the illness faster so do not misuse the medication or take the wrong dosage as it can lead to unwanted adverse effects which include nausea, headache, stomach pain, dizziness, extreme tiredness, mental mood changes, anxiety, feeling depressed, hallucinations, confusion, kidney problems, dark or bloody urine, loss of consciousness, unsteady movements, fever, trouble while speaking, stomach pain, vision loss, seizures, blurred vision, yellowing of skin or eyes, etc.
In rare cases, this medicine can cause a life-threatening issue that can distress the kidney, liver, heart, blood cells and former portions of the body. These issues are highly possible to occur if you have disorders such as weak immune system, kidney transplant, a bone marrow transplant, heart stroke, heart attack, HIV disease or any serious disorder. So if you notice or experience any symptom including the above mentioned or apart from this consult a specialist quickly without any delay.
General Precautions of herps medicine:
Before you buy valacyclovir tell your specialist if you have any kind of allergy towards its active and inactive element. Or apart from it if you have any other sensitivity as this medicine consist of some other dormant elements which can lead to severe allergic reactions.
Notify your specialist if you have any kind of health issues especially related to heart, kidney or liver. Mention all your past medical records so that your specialist can acknowledge the problems before the initiation of the treatment.
Valtrex does not hinder the infection of herpes, so to lessen the chance of spreading genital herpes does not maintain any sexual contact during the occurrence of herpes.
Similarly, Valtrex for cold sores does not prevent passing the herpes infection to other people so avoid any kind of close or physical contact with others till the sores are completely cured.
Women should avoid taking this tablet at the time of their gestation. Discuss the dangers and benefits before using the medicine in pregnancy as well as other health issues.