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Herpes Simplex - Do Valtrex and acyclovir have the same effectiveness when treating herpes?

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10 Aug 2009

Valtrex (valacyclovir) are Zovirax (acyclovir) are very similar, but have different FDA approved indications.

Indications and Usage for Valtrex see http://www.drugs.com/pro/valtrex.html

*Herpes Zoster
Valtrex is indicated for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles).
*Genital Herpes
Valtrex is indicated for the treatment or suppression of genital herpes in immunocompetent individuals and for the suppression of recurrent genital herpes in HIV-infected individuals.
*Cold Sores (Herpes Labialis)
Valtrex is indicated for the treatment of cold sores (herpes labialis).

Indications and Usage for Zovirax http://www.drugs.com/pro/zovirax.html

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