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Generic valtrex - Is it cheaper than the regular valtrex?

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Rajive Goel 12 Jun 2010

Yes, the generic version of any med would be cheaper as there could be more than one company manufacturing the med. Hope this helps?

agapimou3 12 Jun 2010

Thanks so much for your answer. I really appreciate it.

Marvell 8 Jul 2010

Yes, the generic version of Valtrex (valacyclovir) should be cheaper.

Valtrex is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Valtrex will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the symptoms of the infection.

Valtrex is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses in adults and children. Illnesses caused by herpes viruses include genital herpes, cold sores, shingles, and chickenpox.

Valtrex is used to treat cold sores in children who are at least 12 years old, and to treat chickenpox in children who are at least 2 years old.

https://www.drugs.com/valtrex.html

Generics are made by the following companies:

Ranbaxy, Watson Labs, Sandoz, Teva Pharms, Mylan, Matrix Labs Ltd., Roxane, Dr Reddys Labs Ltd., Wockhardt, Aurobindo Pharma. (Company names are in short form).

The generics are available as 500mg and 1000mg tablets.

They are all stated to be therapeutically equivalent.

suzanne66 19 Jul 2010

The generic version of Valtrex should be cheaper than Valtrex.
Check with your pharmacist, they should be able to give you exact costs.

bjoyful0881 19 Dec 2011

Yes- the generic version is called acylovir (tablet). There is also a topical ointment called zivorax that works really well- (the ointment unfortunately is not cheap and usually comes in a very small tube)

mellyk51 20 Jun 2012

NO the ayclovir is not the generic of valtrex , valcyclovir is and it is way different acyclovir is way different there is no proof it decrease risk of transmission valtrex or valcyclovir is the only thing that supposedly does. but our good old government doesn't care if you spread herpes to everyone cuz they won't pay for valtrex or generic only acyclovir so you can have a shorter outbreak and infect all your partners nice huh

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