Valtrex going generic

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101028 tn?1419606604 YES! Valtrex is now available as a generic in the US ( and canada too - been generic there for about a year now I think ). So what does this mean? Well if you don't have insurance, it'll be a little bit cheaper for you but not much right at the start.
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 Also as a fyi - valtrex will be going generic in december of this year. It should be going down in price then so if you find that taking medication 2x/day is too hard to remember - check back with your pharmacist next january to see if the price has come down a lot more for you or not with valtrex. If you've never read the herpes handbook at - it's free and has all the medications and their doses listed there - bookmark it for easy reference!
Avatar n tn i quickly swallowed some diaflucan, and doubled my valtrex =1000mg 2'ice a day. I actually took 500mg of Valtrex and 500mg of generic valtrex by Cipla (a company in India that makes the generic). Its Tuesday today, and I show no signs of any blisters. Should I continue to take 1000mg Valtrex for the next 6 days? And can i combine the generic with the USA made valtrex when i do so? They seem to be doing a good job, cuz the tingling has gone away.
Avatar m tn told me it had a steroid in it and he was unsure if it would interact with my valtrex(generic version) i am going to ask my provider anyway,but do you know off hand if there is any reaction with those two med?
Avatar n tn I'll have no signs at all of an outbreak before going back on the valtrex, but the next day after taking it I'll have a sore. Needless to say it's not making me happy since I'm not getting outbreaks not on it. I know though if he knew this was happening it would freak him out even more then he already is. Has this happened to anyone else or does anyone else know of this happening to others? And if you do does any one have any idea as to why this is happening?
Avatar m tn Well valtrex is generic now everywhere so it shouldn't be a money issue for most folks if they have decent prescription coverage with their insurance. Acyclovir is still way cheaper but if you have insurance coverage that makes generics low cost, valtrex is, as of this month, going to be WAY cheaper for you now :) the technicality to the answer to your question is this - only valtrex has been studied for reduction in transmission to a partner.
Avatar n tn Due to increasing prices/decreasing rx benefits, I am going to ask my gyn to possibly switch me to another medication that has a generic form. Valtrex is brand name only and will be (1/1/2009) costing me a $65 copay for a 90 day supply. If I switch to a generic, it would be a $10 copay. This is a big difference, saving me a potential $220/yr. I don't mind paying the $65 copay/3months . . . .if I have to.
Avatar n tn Today I was put on valtrex for my herpes outbreaks. I'm currently 24 weeks and 4 days and I know I have heard or even seen reviews that most women are put on it by 35 or 36 weeks. But I have been having outbreaks and just not taking anything for it was driving me crazy. As many ppl tell me its going to b ok I'm still furious and afraid out of my mind. please ladies I just need some reassurance,is there anyone who has taken this medication and am I taking too soon? What am I supposed to do?
Avatar m tn Now all of a sudden I cut down on the arginine and up the lysine while still taking daily generic valtrex and I have issues.i'm worried that these generics are not as good as the real thing. Any thought anyone?? Thanks.
Avatar n tn My family doctor (whose not STI focused) mentioned that Valtrex and its generic counterpart might be deregulated as an over-the-counter drug within in the next two years......this is in Canada; I'm not entirely sure about US or the UK.... The only downside is that once a drug is deemed over-the-counter, it is no longer considered an eligible benefit under extended medical plans. Those drugs require a prescription.
Avatar m tn Anyway, just to be sure i visited my GP and she immediately put me on Valtrex (or the generic of it, which is what i picked up at the pharmacy) without even looking at it again....She looked at it once, 3 months before and said it didn't look like herpes, but she is the one who had me take the test and it came out positive. Seeing as i've had HSV2 for years and didn't know it...i'm a little worried that taking this drug will cause these outbreaks to be severe.
55646 tn?1263664409 The results of the phase 1 trial indicate that this oral medicine has excellent activity against the herpes virus. The newest study will compare the AiCuris drug against Valtrex, an FDA approved medicine for the treatment of genital herpes. For more information about research sites conducting this study, please contact AiCuris. Information Email: info-at-aicuris-dot-com Finally, another therapeutic vaccine trial starting in October from a company called Agenus.
Avatar n tn There is not a cheap generic version of valtrex available for purchase in the US.
101028 tn?1419606604 Famvir is usually the most expensive option though it recently has been released in a generic form so depending on your insurance it might be cheaper than valtrex. You need to take it twice a day. Acyclovir is the old tried but true but it's also the medication that all other herpes meds compare themselves to. It's been available in a generic version for a long time now and is usually the most affordable option. You have to take acyclovir twice a day suppressively.
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 Sadly not a lot going on at the moment that I'm aware of :( Thanks to the economy being in the crapper, money on medical research is not what it used to be. Also now that valtrex is generic, GSK is no longer funding all the research they used to do either. Last new medication that was in trials never made it past phase 1 :( It was one of 2 that I know of helicase-primase inhibitors and it didn't do what they thought it was so trials were discontinued.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with herpes in April (but I've known that I had it for almost 2 years). My doctor prescribed me with generic Valtrex and to take 2 pills when I feel even a slight tingling or what I suspect to be an outbreak. I've had sex with a man 3 times since being diagnosed. All 3 times we used a condom before any penis to vagina contact was made AND I took a Valtrex pill before intercourse. 2 questions - What are his chances of catching genital herpes from me?
Avatar f tn the dose for acyclovir for the last month of pregnancy is 400mg 3x/day as you already know. acyclovir is not the cheaper generic form of valtrex. Valtrex is an acyclovir prodrug which greatly simplified means that you swallow valtrex but your body converts it into acyclovir inside your body. Because of that unique delivery method, you get more active acyclovir in your body so therefore you don't have to take valtrex as often as you do acyclovir.
Avatar f tn They cover the outer half of both lips, top and bottom). I've tried acyclovir and generic valtrex, with no relief. Not even a two hour break. Still taking generic valtrex (1 gram twice a day). I am taking Thompson's lip relief (lysine, vit c, zinc, bioflavanoids) and an immune support (andrographis,olive leaf, echinacea), and have been for a few weeks. I apply Super Lysine and lemon balm cream. I cut out caffeine (ouch!
Avatar n tn Pretty interesting that this shortage happens just as Valtrex is going off of patent. Maybe they are gearing up to move everyone to generic Valtrex which I am sure will have a greater profit margin than acyclovir. I would hate to think that the drug companies are going to try to force people into a more expensive option but it wouldn't surprise me. I know there are people here that are more "plugged in" to this industry/topic than I am. Do you have any thoughts?
Avatar m tn valtrex is valacylovir dear. it came out in a generic form a few months ago. even though you have herpes, not everything that goes on is due to herpes. see your provider for a thorough work up to see what else is going on. control what else is going on and your herpes should also settle down.
Avatar n tn I am now 36.5 weeks pregnant and just started to take generic valtrex for suppression for delivery just to be extra safe and cautious. What is the earliest time I can stop taking it so I can start breastfeeding my newborn? I do not want him to drink valtrex! Also, is it completely necessary to take it since I have not seen any recurrent outbreaks?
Avatar n tn can't get a culture because the one redspot doesn't get inflamed and full of fluid often..been taking valtrex daily but the generic doesn't prevent the redspots from recurring..i've taken antifungal pills, antifungal cream, eczema cream all of which were prescription creams...the brand name valtrex actually got rid of redspot on corona one time but it doesn't seem to work now...
Avatar f tn It is March 2014 and I am again taking 1000mg 3x per day generic Valacyclovir for 7 days and the redness and spots on my chin are only somewhat better than they have been but they are still there and never completely went away. It seems that the generic Valacyclovir is not doing its full job and am wondering if Valtrex name brand should be my next option or if there might be something else going on?
Avatar n tn For the last year or more I have had times when these little rough, blister or bump patches will break out on my lips. Usually the upper. sometimes the lower too. It usually lasts a couple of days and goes away. Its annoying but not really painful so I haven't had it checked out. The blisters/bumps are so tiny that you can't really see them, I can just feel them when I run my tongue over my lips. However, for the past 2 weeks the occasional occurance has grown very bad.
Avatar n tn Acyclovir is the original herpes antiviral. It's been a cheap generic for years now which is why it's so much cheaper than valtrex. Valtrex is actually an acyclovir prodrug which simplified means that you swallow valtrex and the body converts it into acyclovir inside the body so that you get more active medicine available to kick some herpes butt in your body which is why you don't have to take it as often. You get the same results from taking acyclovir, just you have to take it more often.
Avatar f tn The only thing is, the doctor in the ER gave me Valtrex to take...once my order gets here tomorrow, should I stop valtrex or can I take both for even better results?