What is Valtrex (Valacyclovir) used for?
This medicine is manufactured in Turkey.
Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is an oral antiviral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from herpes. It slows the reproduction of virus cells allowing the immune system to control the infection and prevent outbreaks from occurring. This action also makes it useful for treating shingles, cold sores, or herpes infections of the eye. Note that this will not cure the infection but is only meant to control outbreaks reducing the chances of spreading the virus to others. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Valtrex (Valacyclovir)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Valtrex (Valacyclovir) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is commonly administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular regimen will depend on the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water to aid absorption. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions to prevent potential health problems that may occur.
What are the side effects of Valtrex (Valacyclovir)?
Valtrex (Valacyclovir) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Immediately inform your doctor if any symptoms become intense or if more serious side effects occur such as confusion, irritability, tremors, seizures, trouble breathing, lower back pain, severe fatigue, halted urination, flu symptoms, jaundice, or severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery. These conditions may require immediate medical attention or changes to your treatment to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly use Valtrex (Valacyclovir) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Valtrex (Valacyclovir) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.