25 Aug 2010
VALTREX (valacyclovir hydrochloride) is the hydrochloride salt of the L-valyl ester of the antiviral drug acyclovir.
Valacyclovir inhibits the replication of viral DNA which is necessary for viruses to reproduce themselves. Valacyclovir is actually a "prodrug," in that it is not active itself. Rather, it is converted to acyclovir (Zovirax)in the body, and it is the acyclovir that is active against the viruses.
- Valtrex Information for Consumers
- Valtrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Valtrex (detailed)
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Should it be taken as a maintenance drug?
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My doctor just prescribed Valtrex 550 mg for chronic fatique like illness and I am a bit leary of taking it because it looks like the side effects ...
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My prescription had a C in front of the rx numbers,I know this drug is not a scheduled drug as of yet.(CVS was the drug store)My drug store I usually ...
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