Valacyclovir daily

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Avatar n tn The next day i found she had a bottle of 60 valacyclovir pills that was prescribed to her which directed that she take 2 pills per day. I had an open discussion about her with it and she said they were for when she gets coldsores and not for anything genital. She was traveling at the time so it could be possible. I got worried and asked her again last and she told me the same thing. In a lapse of judgment that night after all this we had sex.
Avatar m tn I am on 500mg daily suppressive treatment for HSV-2. Had it since 2007 and been taking daily meds for about 12-18 months. Don't get any symptoms or outbreaks. My question is, can I cut each tablet in half and have the equivalent of 250mg everyday? Is that how tablets generally work? i.e. half the tablet halves the active component? If that works then a 6 month script will last a year and I'm not taking as much medication over the same time period.
Avatar f tn I have had several outbreaks since then, but they were all pretty minor (1-2 sores). I was taking Valtrex daily for about a month and a half, but I developed what appeared to be cystic acne the whole time I was on it. As soon as I stopped, my skin cleared up, but I had another outbreak, so I went back on it and my skin started to break out again. I've never read anything about that being a side effect, but it was the only explanation.
Avatar m tn Thank you for the response Terri, I have taken Valacyclovir 1000mg twice daily for five days during each one of the three outbreak episodes; I did not have the valacyclovir on my very first outbreak 4 weeks after the encounter, however, I was taking 3000mg of l-lysine everyday since the first outbreak...during outbreaks...and a minimum of 1000mg in between. I have not stopped taking that yet.
Avatar m tn In each one of those three minor outbreaks/symptoms, I took Valacyclovir 1000mg twice daily for 5 days (10 tablets each time). I went by your advice and had a herpes test done exactly 4 months after the encounter on 7/12 and the results were HSV I above 5 (which I had for 10 years) and HSV II 0.26. On the day of the test, I had just got done taking the Valacyclovir for 5 days.
Avatar m tn In each one of those three minor outbreaks/symptoms, I took Valacyclovir 1000mg twice daily for 5 days (10 tablets each time). I went by your advice and had a herpes test done exactly 4 months after the encounter on 7/12 and the results were HSV I above 5 (which I had for 10 years) and HSV II 0.26. On the day of the test, I had just got done taking the Valacyclovir for 5 days.
Avatar f tn I also take 1000mg of lysine daily. I try to stay away from the things that I know trigger OB's for me. However I want to get off of the med's because I don't want to become dependent on them. But i'm worried that ill get constant OB's like I used to get. What should I do?
Avatar f tn Due to my recurrent outbreaks during my pregnancy I have been put on Valcyclovir for daily suppression. 500mg daily and 1000mg during outbreaks. Outbreaks last about 3-4 days. A recent outbreak has just about healed and yesterday was the fourth day of 1000mg. However, yesterday afternoon I noticed what I thought were prodrome symptons although I thought I could be wrong due to the increased dose of medication.
Avatar m tn Then I started taking 500mg Valacyclovir (M191) daily and that helped me a lot. I would maybe get 1 out break a year and the sore would be very small & heal fast. I am also taking Lysine pills everyday. 1000mg to 2000mg a day. Last week, I had some redness on my penis and didn't really think anything of it. 2-3 days later 2 small scabs showed up on the same spot on my penis and they fell off within the next 4 days.
Avatar f tn Yesterday, a recent outbreak had just about healed (the source of my autoinnoculation question) and yesterday was the forth day of 1000mg valacyclovir daily. However, yesterday afternoon I noticed what I thought were prodrome symptoms, which I didn't worry about (and thought I was wrong) because I had been on the larger dose of medication.
Avatar m tn It didn’t disappear yet and another one appeared today on my testicule. My question is, since I’m already taking 500mg Valtrex daily, can I increase the dosage when I have an outbreak? If yes, should I go for 1g daily and for how long? Also, if my outbreaks reoccur, should I consider increasing the dosage of my suppressive therapy for 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.
Avatar n tn thought I was having a herpes outbreak so started Valtrex 1000 mg daily. Didn't clear the fissure. Went to my doc and he thought it was fungal and prescribed clotrimazole ointment. That cleared the fissure. Was worried I might have contracted an STD and doc had me on Cipro for three weeks and did a one time azithromycin. However, I still suffer from pain in the urethra periodically.
Avatar n tn The results were positive. Ever since my diagnosis (February 10, 2010), I have taken 500 mg of Valtrex daily. I have never had an outbreak or any visible lesions. I have, however, felt tingling every once and a while and a slight ache in my labia. At the onset of these symptoms, I would increase my dosage to 1000 mg twice per day. I was tested (blood serum) a third time last week and received my test results today. I tested negative for every SDT, including HSV II.
Avatar m tn I'm on daily 1 gram valacyclovir for suppressive therapy. I can feel a new outbreak coming. Would it help if a take the valacyclovir twice daily for a couple of days to help with the OB?
Avatar n tn I have read that Valtrex and Valacyclovir can be used for the suppression of herpes , does that hold true for Valcivir also,, isn't Valacyclovir the generic of Valciver ,, if yes what is the usual dosage for the suppression of the virus?
Avatar n tn HSV-1 is less susceptible HSV-2, so the dose may be higher than for genital herpes suppression. I imagine valacyclovir 1 gram once daily would be effective. For treatment, as opposed to suppression, the recommended valacyclovir dose is 2 doses of 2 grams each, 12 hours apart. As you suggest, such treatment should be started at the earliest sign of a new outbreak. I would recommend you not base a decision about either form of treatment solely on this advice.
Avatar m tn If I am experiencing an acute HIV infection, would taking valacyclovir be dangerous or detrimental? Since taking valacyclovir, I've noticed that my symptoms have become milder, especially the fever. and my tongue appears to be on the mend. I am not experiencing any rash, headache, fatigue or malaise. Thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with genital herpes type 1 last September when I had my first outbreak. My doctor originally prescribed 500 mg of valacyclovir daily. At the time, I wasn't seen anyone and wanted to see how often my outbreaks would be and if I had any triggers. So I didn't take the medication and while I was off of the medication I did not have any outbreaks. Last week, I thought I saw a very small sore or perhaps an ingrown hair (when squeezed it bled).
Avatar n tn As such I contacted my doctor and was prescribed valacyclovir hcl which I took (2 1 gram tablets twice daily). The cold sore remained small and eventually went away. After this I went 1-2 days without taking any Lysine or valacyclovir and on the second day I noticed the cold sore coming back again and now appears to have come back and crusted over. I did not think the new cold sore was actually one but then it crusted over.
Avatar m tn I agree with you on the protective effects, including that you are currently taking daily valacyclovir, all combine to reduce your risk for transmission of infection. I should also point out that while we DO know that each of these variables acts independently to reduce risk, how they all work together at the same time is not possible to estimate.
Avatar m tn I was recently prescribed valacyclovir, a valtrex generic. my Dr. Didnt seem extremely well informed about HSV treatment. How long after starting to take the drug will it begin to fight the virus, and what are the chances of transmission when actively taking the drug regimen?
Avatar f tn I'm on valacyclovir 500 mg daily and I have this uncomfortable feeling near the opening of my vagina and on both sides of my rectum. It even stings sometimes when having a vowel movement. Is it possible to have an outbreak for months? I don't see any blisters or sores. My vagina has always had a red tone and I have big pores so those can't be the herpes outbreak. I've been tests for HIV twice and negative. Why am I still feelig uncomfortable?
Avatar n tn The only thing that will reliably do that is to take an antiherpes drug like valacyclovir or acyclovir on a daily basis. These drugs are harmless, no no reason not to do it. Talk with your doctor about a prescription.
Avatar m tn What is the normal dosage of valacyclovir for suppression? I have read several places say 500 mg some say 1000. What is right or normal dosage?
Avatar f tn I have HSV-2 genital herpes and am on a daily 500mg dose of valacyclovir. I've been taking it for 2.5 months and it seems like my symptoms have not changed at all. I've noticed what seem like semi-healed blisters (small bumps) and redness in exactly the same location for over 3 months. Everything I've heard indicates that even without medicine, these symptoms should have at least gone away and then recurred later.
Avatar n tn my question is that herpes remained silent with ocasional outbreaks for three years .but now it has become violent and am on valacyclovir daily .if i miss single dose it erupts.can you please tell me sir why this is happening and what should i do to allieviete this//2 weeks back hiv elisa came negative for hiv 1 and 2.
Avatar f tn 80 Please let me know somthing because the dr that did the test is only confusing me and my gyn dr gave me meds (valacyclovir) to take daily, he wasnt listening to me when I told him i dnt have any outbreaks I had a cold for about 5 days and I saw a cold sore but I left after 1 day. I have has chicken pox in the past i think i was five years old when i had it.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have HSV-2 and I have been on 500mg valacyclovir daily for the past 20 months. I have had no outbreaks during that time. However, for the past 2-3 weeks I have had some pain/weird itching in the genital area. At first I thought I was going to have an outbreak but it never happened. However, the symptoms continued on. So now I'm worried I might be very contagious even though I'm on valacyclovir because of these symptoms.
Avatar m tn Clinically symptomatic HSV-2 infection developed in 4 of 743 susceptible partners who were given valacyclovir, as compared with 16 of 741 who were given placebo (hazard ratio, 0.25; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.08 to 0.75; P=0.008). Overall, acquisition of HSV-2 was observed in 14 of the susceptible partners who received valacyclovir (1.9 percent), as compared with 27 (3.6 percent) who received placebo (hazard ratio, 0.52; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.27 to 0.99; P=0.04).
Avatar n tn As for odds of infection. The best study used valacyclovir daily prophylaxis to reduce viral shedding and outbreaks. In this study, people taking 500 mg of valacyclovir daily had their transmission reduced from 2.2% over a eight month follow-up period by 48%. These are the figures I would use. Translating this into your risk, prophylactic suppressive therapy will reduce her risk of transmission to you by about 50%. The odds of transmission at all are about 3% per year without therapy.