This antiviral medication is prescribed to treat such infections caused by herpes virus as genital herpes, chickenpox, shingles and cold sores. Valtrex is used in both adults and children. It is prescribed to treat cold sores in children starting from 12 years of age and older, and to treat chickenpox in children of 2 years of age and older.
Though Valtrex cannot cure the herpes virus, it successfully helps the body to fight off the infection, slowing down its spread and growth, and lessening its symptoms.
In order for the medication to achieve its utmost effect, you should start taking it as soon as the first symptoms of herpes appear on your body (burning, tingling or blisters). Valtrex cannot prevent you from being contagious to other people. Even if you take Valtrex, you should do your best to prevent spreading of the virus to other people.
For instance, use a latex condom during a sexual intercourse and don’t let infected areas on your body come into contact with other people. Don’t touch your eyes after you’ve touched an infected area, and wash your hands as frequently as you can.
Valtrex can have harmful effect on your kidneys, and certain medications can make this effect even worse. You should tell your doctor about any other medication you are taking in order to adjust the dosage of Valtrex and to eliminate the danger to your kidneys. Older adults are more subject to developing side effects, when taking this medication, than children.
An infected mother can pass herpes virus to her baby during childbirth. There is no evidence so far of Valtrex being harmful to an unborn child, and if you have genital herpes, it may be used safely to prevent lesions during pregnancy and to eliminate them to the time when the baby is born.
Valtrex, however, should not be used during the period of lactation (breastfeeding), since it passes into breast milk and can harm the baby.
Online pharmacy is another place, besides land-based ones, to buy the medication you need. At an online pharmacy you can buy Valtrex online and pay for it less than at a land-based pharmacy. Another advantage you can enjoy, if you buy Valtrex online, is that you’ll be able do to do it without a prescription and without leaving your home.