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User Reviews for Valacyclovir to treat Herpes Simplex, Mucocutaneous/Immunocompetent Host

Also known as: Valtrex

Valacyclovir has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Herpes Simplex, Mucocutaneous/Immunocompetent Host. 88% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 13% reported a negative effect.

Valacyclovir Rating Summary

8.4/10 average rating

8 ratings from 6 user reviews.

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Niki · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 27, 2020

“I was diagnosed with HSV 1 and 2, I'm so puzzled to how I got this my last two partner took blood test and neither has it, should they be retested? Back to me I'm on valacyclovir which I take during outbreak 2 for 3 days it helps and I am so happy for that. I can't explain how I hate having anything uncurable and want this to go away. I just try to stay happy although it's super hard my husband does not have it and our sex life has completely stopped. I just want to feel love again.”

8 / 10
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Buster420 · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 17, 2019

Valtrex (valacyclovir): “HSV type 1. Amazing product. I woke up this morning to a small cold sore took two 1 gram Valtrex and also happen to have acyclovir ointment just in case. Just 6 hours later the fluid blister has already gone in beginning to heal. I can't stress enough how important it is to take product right away. I also felt a tingle a few days ago and also took Valtrex then but no cold sore developed until today so I took two more Valtrex and have to take two more at 6 p.m. . But amazes me barely even a cold sore and 6 hours dried up. Well worth it to have some of that zovirax acyclovir ointment on hand as well.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 25, 2018

“After taking this for almost 3 years the side effects were hard to notice at first. Head aches was just one slight effect. My tendons in my feet ruptured? That's a strange effect. It isn't listed as even a chance on any side effects. Kidney issues, well what does that do. Effects minerals and bones in your body. After 6 months of messing around on crutches and tons of weird effects, finally figured out the problems is valtrex! Don't underestimate the damage on your kidneys from taking this drug.”

1 / 10
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Jennifer g. December 24, 2014

Valtrex (valacyclovir): “I recently went to the doctor after seeing a small bump on my vagina. I was so freaked out because it hurt and burned when I used the restroom. I was so nervous going in and embarrassed. I looked online and thought the worst. As soon as my doctor seen it she said it was herpes. I thought it was the end of the world I fainted and thought I was going to die. But she explained that about 85 percent of people have it. There are two types. Type 1 and 2. Type 1 being from the waist and above. And type 2 being anything below the waist. Herpes can be treated and it's not HIV or aids so don't freak out.”

9 / 10
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Many yrs January 4, 2018

“Please note that not all generic Valcyclovir are created equal. I have taken brand Valtrex 1000 mg/day for several years. My insurance switched and they will now only cover generic/ValAcyclovir. I tried Milan, Sandoz, Aurobindo and Tera pharmaceutical and had no luck. I finally read a blog where a consumer mentioned that Northstar Pharmaceutical of Valcyclovir was the only one that worked. I tried it and it did work much better than the other manufacturers. Still not as well as brand Valtrex.”

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fortaport November 1, 2010

Valtrex (valacyclovir): “I pop one of these, "Valtrex" 1grm and not long after I notice a change in my cold sores. AND I GET THEM BAD. ....so bad that I can't eat things like chips, salty things, candy, etc. It's miserable. If Valtrex didn't exist, I would be in quite a lot of pain and discomfort. I carry extras in my locker at work in case an outbreak hits again.”

10 / 10
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Alice glider April 27, 2017

“We have had the worse run in our house, our 15months old twins have HSV1 in there mouth!! They were so sick, I caught it off them! Being there mum I would have to apply gel in there mouth, so I did so as normal and then with out thinking I have had to race to the bathroom to use the loo and forgot to wash my hands, now as a result of that I have given myself genital herpes and boy am I mad!! This is the most disgusting thing and painful thing that has ever happened to me! Now hubby and I are worried hubby's going to catch it off me! I'm just guttered by this!! Docs given me some valacyclovir to use but we are 2 days in and my mouth and down stairs areas are still only getting worse! I'm praying things are going to get better really soon!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 12, 2012

Valtrex (valacyclovir): “This works great, if I catch it in time (I am usually able too) there are no visible symptoms. If I am little late (rarely) outbreaks are small and brief.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 7, 2009

Valtrex (valacyclovir): “Very expensive though.”

10 / 10
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