Valtrex brand vs generic

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Avatar n tn How come just canada and india are allowing the generic brand?? I seen on the net that valtrex wasn't allowing any generic remake till the year 2009 sometime, so this had me confused on why the drug place gave them to me. I trust them that it goes through testing and stuff like that, I just didnt know if it was going to do the same work. For example I looked at it as coke cola vs no name or buckleys med vs safeway no name.
Avatar n tn I haven't had even a symptom of an out break since I started the suppressive therapy. However, my new insurance will only cover the generic brand and I am a little worried about switching. I know that generic drugs are supposed to be exactly the same, but I still can't help but feel concerned about switching meds after so many years. Especially since it has been so effective at giving me my life back. My doctor assures me that they are exactly the same, but I'm still worried.
Avatar m tn Valtrex is the dominant brand name, valacylcovir the generic name. Do not take both; it would be an overdose. (Probably not harmful, but not recommended.) You get maximum effectiveness against oral herpes with the 2 g (2000 mg) dose taken twice a day apart; higher, more frequent, or more prolonged treatment will make no difference. 2) You are typical in not having an identifed trigger of your outbreaks. Most people cannot pinpoint particular events.
Avatar n tn I recently tested positive for HSV2. Doc put me on Generic Valtrex for supressive therapy. I took 500mg once a day for about a week. The sore from OB has never been so bad or lasted so long. 6 days ago I started 500mg twice a day and still no relief. Could I be immune to the Valtrex? How long should it take to get relief? Awaiting call back from Doc but holidays and all...
Avatar m tn so recap, - how long should I take suppressive therapy before having sex again with my Neg partner and Is the generic of valtrex equal to valtrex or is the name brand actually better? Ive also been taking lysine. any other tips that we can do to make this safer for him (besides all the ones we know about) are there extra measures he can take to help keep him safer ?
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Avatar n tn You can only imagine my shock to learn that for 15 years I have lived with the belief that I had herpes. To make matters worse I have been taking daily doses of Valtrex for the past 6 years in an attempt to suppress what I thought were herpes outbreaks. Of course, the suppresseive therapy was not helping and in the meantime I have been pounding my liver unneccessarily with this drug.
Avatar n tn I don't own any Carmex, but I have been using an older generic lipbalm that a dentist handed out. It has SPF15 in it and I wonder if the two are related? I think I will try applying rubbing alcohol/hydrazine peroxide or cortizone to it to see it if gets better.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend has the same exact thing. we went to the doctor and they perscribed valtrex as well. It still comes back he has had it now for 2 years and sometimes worse then others.We have tried everything. One doctor told him to use eye wipes that take away an oil residue. i found the wipes in the eyecare section in a pharmacy. i hope this will help it atleast alittle bit.
Avatar n tn As of dec my back gets this red spots that do look like bug bites, and as they go away the area seems a little darker than my skin. I will look up!
Avatar f tn Another possible cream for relief (sorry, can't remember if I read this in an earlier post or from another website)-----ICY HOT (or the even the generic equivalent). It's been working for me lately, but I still want the doc in on this mess, so I'll be going soon.
Avatar n tn she told me to not have intercourse for 5 days use cortisone off brand 2x daily wash with fingers tips(which I do) with celaphil and use Virgin Olive Oil for lube. Still have the itch 5 days later with my period. She told me to call her back if it doesn't go away, but sounds like everyone has been trying doctors and they don't know. My husband suggested bathing in Iodine. I am going to try it tonight. I CAN"T TAKE IT!
Avatar n tn I went to see my doctor and he told me I had shingles. Which explains the red spots and the lump. He put me on Valtrex (sp?) and I've been taking it for the past 4 days. I noticed the overall itch has gotten much much worse and still have no clue why it's so bad!!
Avatar n tn I do wear contacts and in the past year switched to a new brand, so I am not sure if that is the problem or something else. Last night my eyes were soooo itchy I must have rubbed at them for 20 minutes to get some relief well when I got up and looked in the mirror my eyes were so red and swollen i kinda freaked and put an ice pack on my eyes, the redness and swelling are better this am but not completely gone.