Valacyclovir (generic for Valtrex) is an antiviral used to treat viral illnesses including shingles and chickenpox, primarily in those with compromised immune systems. Valacyclovir can also be used to treat cold sores of the mouth and genitals caused by the herpes virus.
Avoid if you have kidney disease or if you have an allergy to valacyclovir.
Avoid if you have a history of kidney disease, as this medication is associated with increased risk of acute kidney failure.
|Shingles (Herpes zoster)||1000 mg orally three times daily for 7 days, must be started within 72 hours of symptom onset|
|Cold sore||2,000 mg twice a day for 1 day|
|Genital herpes, recurrent||500 mg twice a day for 5 days|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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