Is there a reason that my Dr insists on seeing me each time I have a cold sore? The pharmacist said it was a good way for the drs office to get money from the visit. Im 100% sure what a cold sore is and when its coming. Its more beneficial for me to have them on hand for when I know one is coming so having a large supply on hand for those times is a neccesity. Is there anything that I can take to my Dr to show her that theres no laws around this... I feel that they are using every excuse in the book to not give more than 4 at a time and its really frustrating me. How would she like to have to come to work and have a huge cold sore on her lip... no matter what it is, theres a stigma about them and they are not pretty AT ALL and in fact they are very painful.
Valacyclovir - WHY will my Dr only give me 4 pills at a time???
Question posted by ICANTDEAL on 9 Feb 2015
Last updated on 8 May 2020
You are correct. You should have them available. It doesn't take your dr to tell you you're getting one for sure. There is definately no law about it being prescribed. This is what he's basing it on-Usual Adult Dose for Herpes Simplex Labialis
2 g orally every 12 hours for a total of 2 doses (4 g)
Therapy should be started at the earliest sign of a cold sore (such as tingling, burning, or itching).
However, the second part is almost screaming give him enough to have some on hand for this.
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