Valtrex while pregnant

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Just wondering if anyone out there has taken Valtrex daily while pregnant??? My Dr. told me at my 1st visit that it was ok to take...also mentioned some women chose to just take during outbreaks instead of daily while pregnant, but it was up to me....just wondering!!!!!!?????
He is willing to go on Valtrex, but his concern is that if he goes on it, his body will become dependent. For example, if he goes on it then decides to discontinue, will his body be more susceptible or prone to an outbreak because of taking it? He has always been symtpom free and would only take valtrex to reduce transmission to me, not because he has discomfort or outbreaks. Will taking Valtrex change his immunities against the virus when he is off the pill?
How much Valtrex can I take a day while I'm pregnant? I have the 500mg tabs, how many a day can I take?
How much Valtrex can I take while I'm pregnant? I have the 500mg tabs, how many times a day or how many a day can I take?
When I became pregnant with my daughter, I was concerned about taking the medication while pregnant. The doctor told me that since I had taken Valtrex for so long, my body has more than likely become immune to it and I should no longer need the medication unless I began having break-outs again. Well, it's been about 2 yrs, and I'm starting to have issues once again.
I plan on asking my OB at my next visit in a few weeks, but my plan was to breastfeed and I've just read more about Valtrex and it says that it is transferred through mother's milk to the newborn. It didn't say it was contraindicated, but that it could cause problems with the baby. I also was wondering if I can transmit my HSV2 to my baby through breastfeeding. I realize I have genital herpes but wouldn't the virus pass that way as well?? Very concerned.
you will still have recurrences even while on daily suppressive therapy. They will be far less though because of the supprssive therapy. how were you diagnosed as having hsv2?
She was the one who diagnosed them from hpv and told me that they came because my immune system is not as strong because of the pregnancy. I just wanted to know ifv anyone else got them while pregnant. And did they go away after the baby was born.
I'm wondering how this is going to affect the baby as I know it's like the chicken pox. I did have a friend have them while pregnant and he doc, said it wouldn't affect the baby but I know these first few weeks are such a crucial time. Her doctor told her that the problems occur if you've never had chicken pox and you get chicken pox but your body has already built up the antibodies to this. I'm wondering if I should go to the ER???? HELP PLEASE...
My concern is that i see conflicting things about the safety of acyclovir while pregnant on the internet, some sites say its safe others say it's not approved by FDA to use while pregnant and so should be avoided. But why would doctors, including my own, offer it (or Valtrex) as an option if it's not safe? Oh, also, what is the usually dosage amount that is considered safe while pregnant? I've seen 400mg 3x a day, but not sure if this amount is ok while pregnant?
My doctor gave me a low dose of valtrex for the last few weeks of my pregnancy. I will do the same with this baby. I'm 18 weeks pregnant. Make sure to tell the nurses and doctors if you are having an outbreak during labor. I hope this helps.
His starting daily suppressive therapy and not using condoms will keep your risk about the same while you are trying to conceive. Once you are pregnant, you should resume using condoms again and he should stay on the suppressive therapy. You then need to retest at the start of your 3rd trimester. If you are still hsv2 negative, consider avoiding sex completely until after you deliver to further protect yourself and the baby.
I have had HSV2 for several years, never had an outbreak, even while stressed Now I have tested positive for HSV1 too! I could have gotten this from kissing- I know the last guy I dated gave me this. I was negative for HSV1 prior to meeting him, so when I say guys have cooties, Im not kidding. I do take Valtrex (off and on) and I have had a couple of partners the last year in which I did not tell..
Recently had sex using a condom with no visible outbreak. I had been taking Valtrex for 9 or 10 days prior. His penis may have touched my vagina while he was getting the condom open, but there was no unprotected penetration. Is it very likely I could have passed this on to him?
I recently saw online that it is harmful to continue valtrex while breastfeeding because it can harm the baby. If this is true, how long does it take the valtrex to get out of my system so I can start breastfeeding? When I had my son (who will be 2 soon), I had a c-section (unrelated to herpes). I delivered him around 4pm and they brought him to me around 6pm to breastfeed.... so I am assuming this time, they will bring the babies to me shortly after vaginal delivery for breastfeeding.
Hello everyone. I have a question about taking Valtrex while pregnant. I went to the OB/GYN today at 16 weeks pregnant and asked for a valtrex refill. The dr informed me when you are pregnant you only take Valtrex from 36 weeks onward to prevent an OB at delivery. I have taken Valtrex a few times on different occasions in the past 16 weeks. Do you think I could have caused any harm to the baby? Also, what do I do if I happen to get an outbreak in the time leading up to 36 weeks?
Hello Sir, I recently posted a question related to autoinnoculation and very much appreciated your advice and guidance. I am 16 weeks pregnant and have had HSV2 for about 7 years. I have been on valacyclovir on and off for about 5 years. I have had recurrent outbreaks during my pregnancy and was recently put on daily suppression of 500mg, with an increase to 1000mg during an outbreak. This occurred because I had three outbreaks pretty much back-to-back.
While I was pregnant, my gyno told me that I tested positive for Herpes antibodies and would be prescribed Valtrex during my last trimester. I asked him if I needed to take the medication post-pregnancy and he replied no. I asked another gyno during a later check-up visit and he also concurred that I did not need to continue the medication after pregnancy. Were they correct? All I get is 1 pimple around my genital area and it's been over 2 years since I've had anything like that.
Doctor said this is probably because my immune system has been strong, but it weakens a little as part of pregnancy. I am 17 weeks pregnant. Doctor left us to discuss and we can decide if we are going to do anything at the next visit (in 4 weeks). A) no sex until the baby is born (yeah right) B) husband gets a prescription for Valtrex C) do nothing, risk is extremely low Is this something to worry about? Any advice?
Is it safe to continue to take the valtrex while pregnant? I asked the doc on Tues and said to keep taking it. I'm waiting for him to call me back today with my hCG levels and I'm going to ask again. I just don't know what to do. I don't want to have any outbreaks, I haven't had any in years, but I don't want to harm my baby either. Any advice would be much appreciated.
I'm almost 9 weeks pregnant, I just got home from the hospital and the doc told me I have shingles. There is nothing they can do or give me that I will take because there are no studies on meds with pregnant woman. I know the cause I just don't know what if anything will happen to my baby. I'm freaking out here. Most people with shingles are in there 60's. I'm not even 30. All I can find is that women who are pregnant don't get shingles and stay away from anyone with shingles.
Hello, I am 37 weeks pregnant with herpes and I have a couple of concerns. I have been on suppressive since 30 weeks because I kept having outbreaks. I've read online many ppl take acyclovir 400mg 3x daily however I am only taking acyclovir 200mg 1or2x daily. I asked my doctor, whom I trust by much about that however she informed me that they only give 200mg for suppressive therapy and it works fine.
You can take valtrex while pregnant for shingles. It's safety during pregnancy has been pretty well established at this point plus we have 25+ years of acyclovir too to go on ( valtrex is an acyclovir prodrug ). The concern is if you don't treat this promptly you have a higher risk of having phn ( post herpetic neuralgia ) which would make you quite miserable for the rest of your pregnancy if not longer.
I have gotten cold sores since I was a kid. And very frequently. But honestly while I was pregnant I got them less. They are so gross and embarrassing!
I starting using an herbalist via e-mail and over the phone 5yrs ago. His natural remedies seemed to make a difference since Valtrex had stopped working to stop, what appeared to be, new OB's on my arms and legs which look like mosquito bites. I had sent the herbalist pictures and he confirmed the outbreaks were herpes based on appearance, symptoms and triggers, (alcohol, chocolate, stress).
That's pretty low odds of contracting it. So while artificial insem is a strictly personal decision between the 2 of you, you should be aware of the low risk of her contracting herpes from you simply with a few precautions, like avoiding sex during your outbreaks or using medication. Can't speak to the medication/sperm issue, but maybe somebody else knows that one.
You can keep using the Valtrex while you forego the condoms. She still has a higher chance of not getting it from you than of being infected. Avoid sex while you have ANY unusual symptoms in the genital area. You don't need to go the artificial insemination route unless you want to. This may come as a shock to you, but most serodiscordant couples (1 person has herpes, the other doesn't) don't use ANY protection/medication and have healthy sex lives.
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