Description

Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can also be used to prevent HSV infection in people who are at risk. Valtrex is a prescription medication and is not available over-the-counter.

Valtrex

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Valtrex are headache, nausea, and dizziness. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. If you experience more severe side effects, such as kidney problems or liver damage, contact your doctor right away.

Valtrex is a well-tolerated medication with few serious side effects. However, like all medications, it does have the potential for side effects. If you experience any serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can also be used to prevent HSV infection in people who are at risk. Valtrex is a prescription medication and is not available over-the-counter. Valtrex is a well-tolerated medication with few serious side effects. However, like all medications, it does have the potential for side effects. If you experience any serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Dosages:

The recommended dose of Valtrex for the treatment of HSV is 500 mg twice daily for three days. For the prevention of HSV infection, the recommended dose is 500 mg once daily. Valtrex can be taken with or without food.

How does Valtrex work?

Valtrex works by inhibiting the replication of HSV. It does this by blocking the action of an enzyme called DNA polymerase, which is needed for the virus to replicate. Valtrex is effective against both HSV-1 and HSV-2.