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 is not telling me the truth after all these years. How do I ask him about this? Or can it actually be used to treat a cyst or lump?
Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection.
Valacyclovir is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.
Valacyclovir is used to treat cold sores in children who are at least 12 years old, or chickenpox in children who are at least 2 years old.
Valacyclovir will not cure herpes and will not prevent you from spreading the virus to other people. However, this medicine can lessen the symptoms of an infection.
Yes, acyclovir can be used to treat genital cysts and abcesses. A bartholin cyst is a perfect example.
- Valacyclovir Information for Consumers
- Valacyclovir Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Valacyclovir (detailed)
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