General English name: Valaciclovir

Brand: Valtrex

Application: For the prevention or treatment of viral infections in adults and adolescents






Medicinal information of valaciclovir

Contraindications to the use of valaciclovir

Drug interaction with valaciclovir

Tips to consider before taking valaciclovir

Possible side effects of valaciclovir

How to maintain valaciclovir






Medicinal information of valaciclovir

Medication Information: Valacyclovir is a type of prodrug. As soon as this drug enters the body, this prodrug becomes active. Valacyclovir is prescribed to treat infections caused by herpes zoster and herpes simplex. The herpes zoster virus is the cause of shingles. Herpes simplex virus causes herpes and vaginal herpes. Valacyclovir is commonly used to treat such infections.

Valacyclovir is used to prevent infections from spreading and to reduce the severity of infections. In addition to treating infections, valaciclovir is also used to prevent viral infections. Especially in patients who have had a kidney transplant and are at risk for cytomegalovirus.


Contraindications to the use of valaciclovir

• Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.


Drug interaction with valaciclovir

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Tips to consider before taking valaciclovir

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking valaciclovir:

• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

• If you have any liver or kidney disease.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have ever been allergic to a particular medicine.


Possible side effects of valaciclovir

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medicine and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.

Boredom: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.

Black eyes: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water

Skin urticaria: Consult your doctor if it is bothersome.

Tell your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to valaciclovir.


How to maintain valaciclovir

• Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

• Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

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