What is Valtrex
Classified as an Valtrex is used to treat genital herpes, cold sores, shingles and chicken pox. It is not a cure but is a drug that is used to help ease the symptoms. It can be given to children as young as 2 years old.
It can be especially harmful to those with an weaken immune system or with kidney disease. So take special care and keep your doctor well informed about your medical history.
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Is Valtrex safe for pregnant mothers
Yes, it is often prescribe by physicians to address issues of lesions in the birth canal. that could cause the spread of genital herpes to the new born. Ironically, it can be harmful to infants of breastfeeding mothers because of possible contamination from mother’s milk.
Can I infect others while taking Valtrex
It is possible to spread venereal diseases (STD’s) while taking Valacyclovir including genital herpes by exposing them to the infected area. Avoid contact during an outbreak with or without symptoms.
When to take Valtrex
It is most effective when taken at the first sign of chicken pox, cold sores or genital herpes and maintaining a consistent level in the bloodstream.
As with any drug side effects can be from mild to severe. If you notice, any of following changes contact your physician or immediate medical help.
This can include but is not limited to changes in the heart, hallucinations, delirium renal system, vision, sudden loss of consciousness, seizures, yellowing of the eyes or skin, blood in the urine.
This is by no means a complete list of symptoms.
Valtrex can be taken with or without water and dosing levels can be from 500 mg to as high as 4 grams a day for cold sores, taken at 2 gram intervals twice daily
Remember to take medications as the prescribed even if there are no symptoms present.
Viral shedding which occurs with genital herpes is a good example of this because even though the virus is active and shedding at the site of infection there may be no symptoms but the risk of transferring herpes to others is still present if direct skin contact occurs.
It can take as little as 500 mg daily to reduce the risk of transmission by as much as 75%.
Cost of Valtrex
The price for a 30 day supply of Valtrex is not cheap and this can vary anywhere from $60 to well over $200. What you pay will depend on a lot as to whether you have insurance coverage to pick up the cost. Generic Valrex at edonlienstores.net is cheaper (price per pill from $2.77).
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