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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Ive been on valtrex for at least 14 to 15 years.Now Im near retirement and my money isent the same
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Should it be taken as a maintenance drug?
1 answer • 24 Mar 2011
.has anyone lowered the dosage after being on valtrex for more than 2 years on a similiar amount? Please explain the protocol.
1 answer • 26 Sep 2011