Generic Name: Valacyclovir
Brand Name: Valtrex
Valtrex belongs to a group of antiviral drug. This medication is used in order to prevent the spread and growth of the herpes virus. When a person takes this medication one can easier fight the herpes infection. This medication is not able to actually cure herpes infection, but is able to lessen the unpleasant symptoms of the herpes infection.
This medication can be used by adult and children. For instance, children older than 12 years old can be treated with this medication against cold sores and children older 2 years can be treated against chickenpox.
The following illnesses can occur as the result of the herpes infection:
- genital herpes
- cold sores
The safety information on Valtrex
It is important to tell your doctor everything related to your health because in some cases the usage of this medication is undesirable. For instance, this medication should not be used in case if a patient has a weak immune system, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS and others. Valtrex by itself is pretty harmful for kidneys and this is why it should be used very carefully along with other medication.
You should always tell your doctor if you use any medication and going to use them along with Valtrex. In some case a patient should take special tests before being prescribed with Valtrex. The dose of Valtrex can be only determined by a health provider.
The adjustment of dosage may be needed in some cases and this can also be done only by a doctor.
Valtrex should be taken as soon as possible after the appearance of the following symptoms blisters, tingling and burning.
There is range of side effects that may occur if Valtrex is used. The most commonly met are the following: fever, red spots on the skin, easy bruising or bleeding, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weakness and others.
As it is known, this medication can be used by a pregnant woman as no harmful effects are expected. Although potentially, this medication can be used by children, you should not give it to your kid if it is not prescribed by a doctor.
How and where to buy Valtrex
First of all you can buy Valtrex at any pharmacy. You can also buy Valtrex online. It is possible to purchase this medication for a better price if you buy Valtrex online. Getting this medication at a traditional pharmacy may be a good variant if you have a pharmacy very near and do not need to drive anywhere in order to get it.