Valtrex is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug that effectively treats herpes simplex viruses of the first and second type, cold sores, shingles, etc.
Price: $170 x 30 pills
Dosages: 500 mg / 1000 mg
Generic drug: Valacyclovir
The active ingredient of Valtrex is valacyclovir. It is a medication of the antiviral group, which falls into acyclovir and valine as soon as it gets into the body.
Valacyclovir acts selectively penetrating only into cells and tissues afflicted by the virus, without harming healthy areas.
Valacyclovir is used for the treatment of:
- Herpes zoster;
- Skin and mucous diseases, provoked by herpes simplex virus of both types;
- Deleterious effects of transplantation.
The dosage of treatment is purely individual and varies a lot. It depends on the character of disease and the intensity of curing.
Side Effects and Contraindications
The most frequent side effect is digestive dysfunction, which leads to nausea, vomiting, and sometimes diarrhea. Among less frequent signs of drug rejection are CNS disorders – headache, temporary neurological disorders, and hallucinations. Valtrex is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the active ingredient (valacyclovir and acyclovir).