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What would be the benefits of taking valacyclovir vs acyclovir?

The patient is 82 years old and has had shingles for three days.

Valacyclovir - has anyone experienced any reduced efficacy with any of the generics?

my outbreaks had been very much controlled, but i have experienced two this month alone while taking the generic from Sandoz. very unusaul and i am wondering if anyone else has thoughts on this?

Generic Valtrex?

I see this is available as a generic. Who makes it and what are the available dosages for the drug.

Valtrex - is the generic just as effective as the name brand?

I have been getting valacyclovir hcl 500mg which is a generic of valtrex, its a blue tablet with a v.5 on one side and the actavis imprint on the other. It has worked just fine, I just picked up my refill and it's a white tablet with m122. I've never taken this brand before nor have I... read more

Valtrex - Will Valacyclovir work after day 2 (blisters already present)?

I am in panic mode right now. Like many of you I have suffered all my life with cold sores, some outbreaks worse then others.This one I have right now is bad. 3 cold sores all at bottom lip ( I am devastated). Woke up Sunday morning, felt a tingle but wasn't sure so I let a few hours pass and... read more

I have Doxycycline Hyclate, Valacyclovir HCL 1, and Ibuprofen. (Shingles) can I take all at 1 time?

Doxy: 1 by mouth every 12 hrs... Vala 1 tablet 3x/day... Ibuprofen 1 3x/day. I have shingles and was given 3 medications.

Persisting Pain -- Shingles - I had very little rash but so much severe pain,pain started a month?

... ago and treatment started a few days later with Valacyclovir for 7 days and repeated for anothere 7 days as still had some rash and much pain.I'm 74 and never felt pain so severe from the rich side of my chest under arm and shoulder blade.and still have some pain and 2 new places that are... read more

Valacyclovir for Shingles?

I am currently taking valacyclovir for Shingles. It's been 5 days since I've first started the pills and my pain has increased. I just have a bumpy rash, no blisters and I caught it early. Should my pain be increasing at this point in the treatment?

Can valacyclovir be used for a cyst or infected lump?

My boyfriend of over 2 years has had occasional problems with a "cyst or lump" on his upper thigh/groin every 6 months or so (so he claims) and recently I found an empty prescription for valacyclovir knowing that could be the only thing that he was prescribed for it. I am very scared he... read more

How long does one valacyclovir stay in your system?

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