is sometimes used to treat genital herpes. People who have frequent outbreaks may use it to reduce the possibility of future episodes appearance.
This medicine can be placed among antiviral drugs. It helps to reduce the growth of some viruses. But unfortunately Valacyclovir
doesn’t cure these infections. It just lessens the severity and length of outbursts, between which the virus still lives in the body of the infected. Valtrex makes the sores heal quicker and helps to get rid of the long periods of pain which lasts several weeks after the sores are gone. This drug also reduces the pain syndrome and decreases itches.
Some doctors prescribe Valtrex for one more type of viral infection, which is called cytomegalovirus. But one should use it carefully and only after doctors recommendations.
First of all the sick should read the directions for use and consult his physician before starting to use this medicine. If some questions appear, they should be asked, in order to avoid complications.
Valacyclovir is taken by mouth. The physician will prescribe when to take it – during the meal or after it. The sick should drink lots of water to avoid side effects.
There plenty of parameters on which bases the length of treatment. First of all it is the type of virus or infection. Medical condition and sometimes even weight also matter.
It is obviously better to start the treatment as soon as the first signs of the outbreak appear. If the treatment is postponed, the effect will not proper. Whether it is shingles or chickenpox, the treatment should be started when the rash appears. If it is cold sores or genital herpes, one should start to take the medicine as soon as itching or burning appears.
The person who has intolerance to valacyclovir, acyclovir
or any other drug component shouldn’t take it. Patients who have renal insufficiency or human immunodeficiency virus should take it with care.
No doses should be skipped or changed. The sick shouldn’t stop the treatment until he finishes the full prescribed amount. Consult the doctor if the condition becomes worse or nothing changes.