Valtrex dosage for outbreaks

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We use condoms, do not have sex during ilight>outbreaksilight>, and i am on ilight>valtrexilight> suppressively. He is comfortable with the low risk of transmission, which we understand to be about a 1-2%/year risk, but we would both obviously like to avoid him becoming positive if possible. My questions are these: 1) in the event that we do have sex and i notice an outbreak in the few days afterwards, is it of any benefit to him to take valtrex himself? Could it possibly help the virus not "take root"?
But now that i am confirmed to have the virus, i would like to take valtrex as a pre-caution even if i have no ilight>outbreaksilight>. is that ok? i have ordered ilight>valtrexilight> online and it should arrive soon. i read from another thread that i can take one valtrex/day as my dosage and that it is safe. Also, once i start taking it but continue to not have outbreaks can i choose to not continue the medication? Thanks again so much!
Hi, ilight>forilight> ilight>valtrexilight> as below per Terri Warren: You can view this and other helpful information in her "Updated herpes handbook" Westover Hieghts web site. 1. first time outbreaks 1000 mg twice a day for ten days. 2. recurrent outbreaks 2 grams twice a day, 12 hours apart. she also advises that is no longer necessary to take this medicine for more thatn one day for greatest benefit. 3. suppression 1000 mg once a day for people who have 10 or more outbreaks per year.
Also it seems since i've gotten the diagnosis, that i'm having more ilight>outbreaksilight>, could it be i need a stronger daily ilight>dosageilight> ilight>forilight> suppression? Or do i need to wait to see my long term response? i have been on the Valacyclovir for 31 days. i'm terrified to have intercourse because i feel like i'm always in OB mode or possibly shedding. How many OB's are typical in a month?
Hi...husband tests positive ilight>forilight> hs1 and hs2, i test positive ilight>forilight> hs1. His ilight>outbreaksilight> are maybe 3-4 times a year, tiny and with minimal discomfort. We want to have a baby, the doctor prescribed valtrex daily for my husband. He is very apprehensive about taking a daily medication, and we were wondering if taking valtrex maybe once or twice a week would have any impact on his already minimal outbreaks, and thus the transmission.
i am an constantly stressful person i would usually only get outbreak (cold sore) once or twice a year but later in my later 20's i was getting ilight>outbreaksilight> twice in a month or every month so i was prescribed 1gm of ilight>valtrexilight> daily ilight>dosageilight>. which would help for the most part and brought my outbreaks down to none or once a year again. but recently i have been getting outbreaks once a month it started out as fever blisters every month now this month i have a cold sore.
i am very healthy, don't smoke, seldomly drink, exercise, etc. 2. ilight>Forilight> a person like me who has multiple ilight>outbreaksilight> a year, by how much can taking acyclovir reduce the frequency and how much can it reduce the shedding? in other words, is it possible to go down to maybe one outbreak a year from taking acyclovir daily? And can i reduce the shedding by around 95% as has been suggested by some studies i have read about? 3.
What is the maximum suppression ilight>dosageilight> ilight>forilight> ilight>valtrexilight>? one doctor told me it was 1 gram daily, but my current doctor prescribed 2 per day and said that was ok to take as long as needed. He said in an immune-compromised patient, it could be 3 grams per day as needed, but no longer-term studies have been done about it to determine the upper-limit of the max safe long-term dose. is this the consensus opinion?
The real advantage is for folks who have insurance that have a flat rate for generic prescriptions - right now valtrex is either on their no discount list or at a higher rate - for instance my own it's $30/month. once ilight>valtrexilight> goes generic - ilight>forilight> my own insurance it drops it down to a $10/month charge ilight>forilight> me.
hey i have severe genital ilight>outbreaksilight> of hsv-1, i have been put on ilight>valtrexilight> ilight>forilight> 3 months an i'm in my second month now an i am still having severe outbreaks. is there anyway i could find out what is triggering these outbreaks?
Hello Dr. i have had HSV2 ilight>forilight> 20 years and have had an increase in ilight>outbreaksilight> in recent years. Location varies, back of thighs, buttocks,chest and vagina. The lesions are pimple like and never turn into vesicles. Sometimes they present in a straight line along the nerve path. i'm on a very high does of valtrex, 1G twice a day, prescribed by my Dr. to get this under conrol (for about the past two months). i have had a type specific blood test and am positive for type 1 and 2.
Lots of area exposed to heat and friction during sex that your condom doesn't protect. 3. HSV-1 was really not well studied ilight>forilight> ilight>valtrexilight>. Genitial HSV-2 was what all the studies were done for. i don't think it is that effective for HSV-1. i am sure grace can clearify. 4. Most likely not. if the drug doesn't do well they won't make it. 1. Not many people can make an outbreak happen. The only thing that will cure outbreaks is letting them heal.
Could genital HSV1 really cause non-stop symptoms ilight>forilight> this long? At about the 4.5 month mark, i broke down and order ilight>valtrexilight> over the net. it seemed to help with the simptoms but did not suppress anything. i was taking 500mg 2x/day and still had non-stop symptoms. i've also tried taking 500mg 3x/day (even though i know it's not FDA approved) and it seemed to work better but still no suppression (allows me to go out in public without severe pain). in addition, i've tried Acyclovir and Famvir.
My doctor suggested that i should perhaps consider upping the daily suppressive therapy ilight>dosageilight> to 2x800 mg which i decided ilight>forilight> now to do only prior to vacation or when i know i have chances of being rundown. 2 month later (July 25th) i was away for the weekend in a social party house in the Hamptons and went out 2 nights in a row (only 1 night of drinking) and not much sleep.
it is design to suppress outbreak's ...what the confusion is the volume of medication..400mg vs 200mg 3x ilight>forilight> 7days ilight>valtrexilight>..2x a day ilight>forilight> 7-10 day's ...this explaining on directions is wrong in fact and why it is used ....i don't know...but what it means is (this way of= taking it is design to take when you have a outbreak..so if i have a out break...Boom...( i take it this way for 7 to ten day's to suppress the current outbreak)..but what about the gray area's.
) i am glad to hear you're off ilight>valtrexilight> ilight>forilight> the time being. While off treatment, be alert ilight>forilight> localized genital itching or sores; if that happens, see your doc immediately (within a day, if possible) for lesion testing for HSV. Discuss it ahead of time with your doc, so the office is prepared to see you the same day without an appointment. As for lysine, arginine, etc -- it's quackery.
i was first diagnosed with genital herpes on 02/19/13 i was having my first outbreak it was just at the base of my penis exactly where my penis starts and my pubic area ends. i was prescribed with valacyclovir 500mg twice a day ilight>forilight> 5 days, by the third day the scabs where dry and i had no pain so the treatment worked. Just 4 days ago i started to feel itchiness on the same area and it was a few small blisters so the next day i started again the same treatment, the same dosage.
i was on 500 mg daily ilight>valtrexilight>. About three weeks ago i upped the ilight>dosageilight> to 1000 grams daily. Yesterday i broke out in a [single] lesion. i'm thinking this unusual pattern and frequency of outbreaks has to do w/the sudden onset of extreme stress. i'm otherwise healthy. Exercise daily. Eat properly. Sleep well. Any information between the two - GH outbreaks and stress - would be greatly appreciated.
i saw my doctor about the cold sore, she prescribed 500mg ilight>valtrexilight> daily and we discussed the possibility of genital infection and agreed that it would be dealt with should it occur. Now, four months later, there's been no genital infection. As i write, my last daily dose of valtrex was taken yesterday and due to a small error, i won't be able to get a refill for a few more days.
The other reason would be, i assume, because the ilight>outbreaksilight> are frequent and/or too disruptive -- but i have no history of ilight>outbreaksilight> to compare to at this point. And my sex partners are (for the time being) mostly hypothetical, though i'm wondering if the value of being on suppressive dose might be more psychological then anything else -- that is, i might feel better about telling someone i'm HSV positive if i can also assure them i'm taking a daily medicine. Hope this question makes sense.
Aclyclovir... First time ilight>outbreaksilight>:400 mg three time a day ilight>forilight> 7-10 days Recurrences: 400 mg three times a day for 5 days or 800 mg three times a day for two days. Suppression: 400 mg twice a day, every day.
if yes, should i go for 1g daily and for how long? Also, if my ilight>outbreaksilight> reoccur, should i consider increasing the ilight>dosageilight> of my suppressive therapy ilight>forilight> ever? i’m currently away from my country of residence (Canada) where i have my doctor and won’t be able to get there before one year. That’s why i’m asking you. Thanks in advance Background: Jannuary 2010: First diagnosis: took generic Valacyclovir for the first 3 outbreaks, didn’t seem to have a strong effect so i stopped taking it.
if this is herpes, why isn't ilight>valtrexilight> working? Why is it getting worse when i increase the ilight>dosageilight> from one to two pills per day? i've told new sex partners in advance of becoming intimate, and nobody has ever not been with me due to herpes. i haven't been tested for HSV2 or HSV1 because my Dr. said it's expensive and not worthwhile. Dr. Handsfield told this person that his tongue white spots aren't HSV2 because it's so rare: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/STD/messages/2074.
1) i recently had sex for the first time since my outbreak and, to my extreme disappointment, two days later i started experiencing itching, vaginal discharge and a slight tingling so i immediately upped my ilight>valtrexilight> ilight>dosageilight>. No bumps ever formed but i still have itching and a rather foul-smelling brownish discharge. Does this sound like a recurrent outbreak? 2) Would the sex have triggered this outbreak? i read that friction may trigger outbreaks.
AJ in a post indicated a web site called WWW.Westoverheights.com for it's herpes handbook. Very interesting and i think something you should read. Auntjessie, i have a question a little unrelated to STD but it came up in the reading of the handbook. i have had two outbreaks of Shingles, herpes zoster. My first was when i was in my early 20s and was on my stomach and back on my right side. The second case was last year, age 42, and was on my shoulder, neck, and face right side.
i don't believe he has seen too many cases of either HSV or HPV as he seemed unfamiliar with the ilight>dosageilight> of ilight>valtrexilight> (since i dated someone who took it, i was). Could this be HPV? Thanks.
that i have many places all over my body, skin tags, etc. The doctor blurts out Herpes. So he gave me ilight>valtrexilight> prescription, and sent me ilight>forilight> blood tests, and took cultures, etc. i was last tested on January 11, 2011 and i am still testing negative for cultures and igG blood tests. i haven't had any blisters or "outbreaks", but i have this constant tingling!!! How much longer will it take to test positive if i have herpes? What else could this be if not herpes?
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