How To Take Valtrex

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How To Take Valtrex
How To Take Valtrex

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Valtrex is an antiviral drug intended for the treatment of diseases caused by the herpes virus and for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection associated with HIV, chemotherapy and organ or bone marrow transplantation. It is dispensed with a doctor's prescription and can only be used on the recommendation and under the supervision of a specialist.

How to take Valtrex
How to take Valtrex


Step 1

You may be prescribed a drug for the treatment of herpes zoster, for pain associated with the presence of the Varicella zoster virus, for diseases caused by herpes simplex Herpes simplex types 1 and 2, for genital herpes, for the prevention of herpes and damage to the mucous membranes of the skin.

Step 2

Also, "Valtrex" is prescribed for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection, to prevent the rejection of a transplant of internal organs, in the presence of opportunistic microorganisms in the body.

Step 3

For the treatment of shingles, take 1 g of the drug 3 times a day. The duration of treatment is 7 days.

Step 4

If you have been diagnosed with herpes simplex, the doctor will prescribe 500 mg of Valtrex 2 times a day. The course of treatment is determined by the attending physician.

Step 5

For the prevention of diseases associated with the herpes virus, the drug is prescribed in a dose of 50 mg to 1 g 2 times a day for 5-10 days.

Step 6

Those with diagnosed immunodeficiency can be prescribed different doses from 500 mg to 1 g and the frequency of administration from 2 to 4 times a day.

Step 7

For the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection after transplantation or during chemotherapy, Valtrex is taken 2 g 4 times a day, the duration of treatment may be 90 days. If necessary, the course of treatment can be increased.

Step 8

For patients with renal failure or other serious diseases, the dose of the drug and the frequency of administration are selected by the doctor individually.

Step 9

For children, "Valtrex" is prescribed from 12 years old in doses indicated by the doctor.

Step 10

If you are prescribed the drug during lactation, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. During pregnancy, Valtrex is prescribed only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.

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