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Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) 500mg Tablets (Prescription Product)

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Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is prescribed to treat cold sores and other symptoms of Herpes 1 and Herpes 2 caused by the HSV1 and HSV2 viruses. 500mg tablets Choose quantity below.

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Suppress herpes breakouts and contagious period with valacyclovir 

Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is used to treat the symptoms of certain conditions like HSV1, also known as Herpes. An example of a Herpes outbreak is a cold sore. This medication is not used to treat the underlying condition (HSV1), but is prescribed to suppress outbreaks, symptoms, and discomfort caused by being a carrier of the HSV1 virus.

Valacyclovir is targeted medicine

Valacyclovir is an example of targeted therapy. It attacks the cells responsible for the virus and prevents their chance of multiplying. This reduces the severity of the breakout as well as the number of days the infected person is contagious. This type of medicine can make living with herpes easier, and reduce the stress herpes can put on a romantic relationship. 

Herpes virus is most contagious during the initial breakout when the signs of the virus first appear. Symptoms include sores in the mouth and genital area. During the initial breakout, the infected person "sheds" the herpes zoster virus. Valacyclovir has been shown to reduce the number of shedding days, reducing the chance of infection. 

There is no cure for herpes but suppressive therapy with valacyclovir can prevent recurrences as much as 80% per year.

Symptoms of HSV 1 (Herpes Simplex 1) include cold sores in the mouth (herpes labialis) as well as genital herpes. HSV2 (Herpes Simplex 2) caused by the varicella zoster, is the source of chickenpox in children and shingles in adults.

Facts about HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses

  • By the age of 50, on average, 85% of people in the United States are carriers of either the HSV-1 or the HSV-2 virus.
  • 25% of women over the age of 18, and 20 % of men in the US carry the HSV-2 (Genital Herpes) Virus. Together that makes over 50 million people living with the virus. Most people do not know that they are carriers. In some, people, the virus can have no symptoms at all.
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Is a Prescription Product Yes
Use or Effects Treat Cold Sores/Herpes
Form Tablet
Drug Class/Pharmacology Antiviral
Product Specifics

Valacyclovir, the active ingredient in brand name Valtrex, is only available with a prescription. Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex) is an anti-viral medication used to treat the symptoms and suppress outbreaks from conditions such as HSV1 HSV2, also known as Herpes Simplex. Symptoms of oral herpes (HSV1) include cold sores and blisters in the mouth. Symptoms of genital herpes caused by the HSV2 virus include blisters and lesions in the genital area.

For maximum treatment benefits, Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) works best if it is used within 24 hours after the symptoms begin to appear.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse. Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly.

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