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I found a prescription for Valtrex in my boyfriend's name. We've been together for several months &?

... I've never noticed any warts or genital sores, & He "Claims" his dermatologist prescribed it for his face! He doesn't get cold sores or shingles. And I Do know he's said he's had achne problems in the past. I think I May have seen some sort of dry... read more

Generic Valtrex?

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

How Much Valtrex Can I Take For My Cold Sores if the Prescribed 2grams Twice a Day is Not Working?

I got a cold sore last week and took the 2grams twice a day for one day. It turned out not being that bad. Then today I woke up (4 days later) and felt that tingling feeling again on my lips so I took 2 grams of Valtrex right away. But what I noticed was that my whole top lip was basically covered... read more

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

Help!! Valtrex ... stopped working?

I've been on Valtrex for about 3 months. I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same problems as me. At first if I miss one dose my symptoms came right back. So my doctor had me take it twice a day for a month. I'm back on once a day and now my symptoms come back about 4 hours... read more

Has anyone taken Valtrex for epstein barr virus, how did you find it?

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 are exactly the same things I am so sick with. She said the Valtrex will make me sicker at first but then I will begin to see improvement. Does anyone... read more

Herpes Zoster - I am looking for an effective medication to relieve pain of shingles?

I have had shingles for 8 weeks. I took Valtrex at the onset. I am using a cream compounded by local pharmacy, plus lidocaine , ibuprofen, gabapentin, and more. Nothing has been able to receive the burning pain. If you have had experience with shingles and know of any medication that helped you... read more

Persisting Pain, Shingles - How long after starting treatment with Valtrex can I expect to see an?

How long before I can expect an improvement from scalp and eye shingles please? Have had migraine like pain for 3 days and been treated for same, then got a burning pain last night if I touched the area of the migraine. GP diagnosed early shingles this morning, and the rash is starting to come out... read more

How much weight gain should I expect from Valtrex?

Valtrex - How long does it take to work?

I've just been diagnosed with genital herpes and at 22 my life feels upside down especially because I've always been careful. I guess I am having a hard time coping and feel as if my life is over. My boyfriend has been very supportive but nothing is making me feel better. Especially with... read more

Best time if day to take valtrex?

My doc has prescribed Valtrex 500 mg. once a day for suppression of cold sores and shingles. It seems to work but gives me a headache for several hours after i take it so I'm having trouble figuring out the best time of day to take it. Can anyone comment on what works for you?

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