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About Product
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Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 26/05/2020 Next review: 26/11/2020

What is Valtrex?

Valtrex is an antiviral treatment for the herpes simplex virus.

Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection which causes blisters and sores around affected areas. After the initial breakout, the virus resides in an inactive state within the central nervous system.

The two strains, HSV-1 and HSV-2, can be transmitted by physical contact or the sharing of cups and cutlery. HSV-2 is more commonly associated with genital herpes and is typically spread through skin-to-skin contact of the genitals. HSV-1, the strain more associated with cold sores, can become HSV-2 if the cold sore comes into contact with another persons genitals during oral sex. Penetration need not occur for the virus to spread.

Symptoms of herpes include:

  • Blisters or sores around the genitals or anus
  • Itching or burning sensation around the genitals
  • Pain when urinating
  • Vaginal discharge in women

Herpes is a life-long condition which can cause future breakouts. Unfortunately, there is no cure for herpes. The aim of the treatment is to reduce the severity of outbreaks and assist the body's natural immune system to fight the virus.

The medicine contains valaciclovir which, once ingested, is metabolised into aciclovir. This agent prevents the virus from producing the proteins it needs to multiply so that the immune system can fight the infection faster, relieving the symptoms quickly.

Valtrex can treat both initial and future outbreaks of herpes, but it cannot prevent herpes from being contracted.

How to take Valtrex?

To treat genital herpes, the typical dose is 500 mg taken twice daily for five days. The doctor may ask you to take it for ten days.

Recurrent infections are normally treated with a three to five day course of Valtrex. Always follow the instruction of the doctor.

Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. While taking this treatment, remember to drink plenty of water regularly to reduce the event of side effects.

Valtrex side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects. It's important to educate yourself on the possible side effects of all medication you are taking. Always consult the patient information leaflet enclosed with your treatment.

Common side effects of Valtrex include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Vomiting

Uncommon side effects of Valtrex include:

  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Shaking
  • Tiredness

Rare side effects include:

  • Altered brain function
  • Convulsions
  • Delirium
  • Lack of coordination
  • Slow, slurred speech
  • Unconsciousness

Not everybody experiences side effects associated with their medication. If you are at all concerned about any of the above side effects, speak to your doctor.

What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction to Valtrex?

If you experience an allergic reaction to the medicine, stop taking Valtrex immediately and seek medical attention.

Valtrex can have an effect on the nervous system in people with kidney problems, organ transplant patients and the elderly. Side effects generally subside when reducing dosage or stopping treatment.

Staying safe with Prescription Doctor

Your safety is paramount to us, which is why we only provide medication which is licensed to be used in the UK.

Your medication is shipped to your door via a discreet and tracked courier service, bearing no indication as to the contents of the packaging.

Table of contents

What is Valtrex?

How to take Valtrex?

Valtrex side effects and cautions

Staying safe with Prescription Doctor

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Valtrex
  • Active Ingredient(s): Valaciclovir
  • Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 500 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medicine
  • Application: Men and women over 18
  • Dosage: Take two 500 mg tablets daily
  • 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 Valtrex - Patient Information Leaflet

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