Valtrex is used by the people who need to slow down the growth of herpes infection. This medication does not cure herpes infection, but helps body to fight it. Valtrex should be prescribed by a doctor. There are different kinds of infections caused by herpes virus, including shingles, genital herpes, cold sores, and chickenpox.
The dosage of Valtrex that you should be taking depends on several different factors, including age, the type of infection, health conditions and others. The earlier Valtrex is used, the better. Thus, if you have any symptoms of herpes infection, you should go to your doctor and get a prescription. To use this medication safely, you should be following the recommendation of your doctor closely.
Before you get prescribed with Valtrex, you should give your doctor the full information on your health condition. In particular the medication should be taken very carefully by the people who have a weak immune system, a bone or kidney marrow transplant, HIV/AIDS or kidney problems.
Valtrex may cause side effects. If you experience severe side effects from taking this medication, you should stop taking it immediately and contact your healthcare provider. The severe side effects that you may experience after taking Valtrex are as follows: fever, easy bruising or bleeding spots on the skin, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, pale or yellowed skin, weakness or fainting, problematic urinating and others.
If a pregnant woman is infected with a genital herpes, it should be treated because it may pass to her new born baby after. If you use any medication, you should inform your health provider about it. Valtrex can interact with more than 25 different drugs.
Every dose of Valtrex should be taken with a full glass of water. Water will help you to protect your kidneys. If you use a liquid Valtrex, you should make sure that you use the right measuring device. Do not take this medication in larger dosages than it was prescribed to your by your health provider.