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About Product
This content has been written and checked for quality and accuracy by
Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 26/05/2020 Next review: 26/11/2020

What is Valaciclovir?

Valaciclovir is an antiviral medication used to treat genital herpes.

The herpes virus is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. The virus can be transmitted through kissing, genital touching, intercourse and sharing glassware or dining utensils with infected persons.

While the virus can be transmitted when in its recessive state, the virus is more infectious when active and symptoms are present.

Symptoms of herpes include:

  • Blisters around the genitals or anus
  • Cold sores around the mouth
  • Itching around the genitals
  • Pain when urinating
  • Vaginal discharge

Once a person is infected with herpes, the virus remains the body for life. While there is no cure, there are treatments which help the immune system send the virus back into remission.

How does Valaciclovir work?

Valaciclovir is converted into aciclovir in the body. It works by inhibiting the virus's ability to replicate and grow by denying it the ability to produce an enzyme it uses to reproduce.

This gives the immune system a chance to fight the infection more effectively, sending the virus back into remission.

How do I take Valaciclovir?

In the treatment for genital herpes, the usual dose is 500 mg twice daily for three to five days. Always take as prescribed by the doctor.

The pills should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

Valaciclovir side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects. It's important to educate yourself on the risks associated with the medication you are taking and to know when you should seek medical attention.

Always read the patient information leaflet before taking any medication.

Common side effects of Valaciclovir include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Vomiting

Uncommon side effects of Valaciclovir include:

  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Shaking
  • Tiredness

How should I report my side effects?

If you experience any side effects, even ones not included above, speak to your doctor.

Who should not use Valaciclovir?

Do not take Valaciclovir if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you experience an allergic reaction to Valaciclovir, seek immediate medical attention.

Always take medicine as prescribed by the doctor.

Table of contents

What is Valaciclovir?

How does Valaciclovir work?

How to take Valaciclovir?

Valaciclovir side effects and cautions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Valaciclovir
  • Active Ingredient(s): Valaciclovir
  • Manufacturer: Teva
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 500mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medicine
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with herpes
  • Dosage: Take two 500mg tablets daily for 3-5 days
  • Description: Antiviral herpes treatment
  • Drug Class: Antiviral
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Tell your prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Tell your prescriber if you are breastfeeding
Click here to view the Valaciclovir - Patient Information Leaflet

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