Valtrex resistance

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Avatar n tn The rate of resistance to valtrex is about 1% in otherwise healthy folks. It really isn't going to be an issue for you. did you ever follow up on your other issues?
Avatar f tn My doctor told me to stop taking Valtrex for a while to let my liver regenerate. While I think Valtrex is an excellent drug for treating HSV 2, I think users should take into consideration that long term use can cause some mild to moderate damage to the liver as my tests have proven. Also, anyone using Valtrex should not drink ANY alcohol while on it because it will exacerbate the problem with your liver. I'm hoping in a few weeks my liver tests go back to normal.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn Grace will hopefully answer. In the meantime, I believe Valtrex resistance develops very rarely, so she should be fine.
Avatar n tn I have read some comments about antiviral resistance and wonder if I somehow messed up my resistance by using the medication in this manner. (3) Also, if my partner were to take acyclovir before or after sex, would a superdose of two 400-mg tablets be advised? I understand there are no data on this issue, but I'm reading more and more about the negative partners using medication, usually a Valtrex. This is a great website--thanks for any responses.
Avatar n tn I immediately went on Valtrex. For the first 10 days 2mg then 1 mg a day for suppression. Long story short, it is 6 months later, I have never had another outbreak. I feel prefectly normal. My question is: Should I continue to take 1 mg of Valtrex? My understanding is that based on my Genitial HSV-1 diagnosis, I should never have another outbreak (or at least very few) and that I am at an extremely low risk of spreading the virus through shedding.
Avatar n tn no difference between using valtrex and acyclovir for suppressive therapy. valtrex is less pills a day. acyclovir is cheaper. sex isn't a typical trigger for folks though certainly dryness during sex that causes "trauma" to your genital area could trigger a recurrence . hope that makes sense. his risk in the course of an entire year is only 4% if you only avoided sex when you had symptoms and took no other precautions. the risk per sex act is minuscule.
Avatar m tn I been on Valtrex since the beginning of this year and so far very good results. I know it doesnt prevent ALL recorrences, but my question is this: Monday morning I woke up with two tiny mossquito like bumps on the end of my foreskin,a littel pink in color on the skin,but very hard to see unless you really look. Anyway,this morning,it is all gone,just a very slight dot and looks like thats going. Was that an outbreak?
Avatar f tn My dr did a blood test as part of routine blood work and she said it came back very high for HSV1. I have been using Valtrex to treat episodes since then and this past year started taking suppressive therapy 500mg twice daily. It does not completely suppress the outbreaks though many times its only the tingle phase on my lip with slight change in appearance in the area of a lip. I have this usually once a month for several days.
Avatar m tn the rates of valtrex/acyclovir resistance in otherwise healthy adults is about 1%, the same rate they were when acyclovir was first developed to treat herpes. You really don't need to worry about resistance to herpes. you will still have recurrences even while on suppressive therapy. you've actually been pretty darn lucky only having your 2nd one now.
Avatar n tn I have never presented anything genitally (that I was aware of)until about 1 month ago - a small lesion on vulva that was cultured and result was HSV(+). Dr prescribed Valtrex but only enough for recurrent episodes. I have since told my current partner who was stellar in his reaction. He does not live near me and we may see each other every 2 months. We had unprotected sex 3 times - that was before I knew the HSV result.
Avatar n tn Any thoughts on whether this is the case or perhaps I have developed resistance to Valtrex (I have read on this site it is rare). My gynecologist told me increase my Valtrex dose to 2x a day but my primary care physician said that probably won't work since I don't weigh very much and 500 mg should be enough. Would really appreciate any advice or comment. I am very distressed to have this come back and believe I probably inadvertently exposed my husband, who so far has not contracted it.
712487 tn?1231014666 im resistant to aciclovir (valtrex)? what to do you suggest me to get my mouth in a normal condition again? im 20 years old. what are the posible causes of this? im a virgin, i just had mutual masturbation once with a girl, i didnt knew. so i think i dont have any STD or idk..
Avatar m tn started me on 500mg daily Valtrex. He also tested me for HIV due to some concern, but that came back negative. During the past year, while I had mild symptoms on a semi-regular basis (tingling, itching, redness at the area), I never had any actual outbreaks. Fast forward to about two months ago, and I had my first outbreak in a long time, and it was one of the worst I've had (lots of inflammation, several rounds of new clusters, quite fatigued, lasted 2-3 weeks).
Avatar n tn Would taking Azithromycin 1g and Valtrex 1g BEFORE having protected vaginal/anal sex and unprotected fellatio/cunnilingus/analingus with a sex worker prevent STDs and Herpes infections??
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 I was diagnosed with herpes 17 years ago. For many years, Valtrex or Acyclovir worked miracles and then one day - they just stopped. No matter how much I took - the outbreaks kept coming back and wouldnt subside. Since then, I have been trying natural remedies as best as I can. Has this happened to anyone else? Are there other medicines on the market to try that I may not have a resistance to?
Avatar n tn At this point, I am very concerned about resistance. I realize that resistance is usually a concern amongst those who are immunocompromised (I am HIV negative and have no other reason to be immunocompromised). But I did read a case report of someone who was not immunocompromised who was transmitted resistant virus by someone who was HIV positive. In my case, I had sex with a condom with someone who I was dating for several months.
Avatar m tn Is it still possible to transfer the HSV1 orally to the genitals of another person? Can the virus get resistant to Valtrex ? Any long term side effects for me to continue taking Valtrex?
101028 tn?1419606604 Daily suppressive therapy with valtrex has been shown to reduce the chances of transmitting hsv2 to a partner by 48% ( NEJM jan 1, 2004 ). It can be a valuable tool for protecting a partner. Even if you and your partner both have hsv2 - if you are having either frequent ob's or just the ones you do have really inconvenience you you can still go on suppressive therapy. No reason to suffer thru ob's if you don't want to.
Avatar f tn How do I know when I am having an OB to prevent infection to my partner. 5. I have been on Valtrex 500mg and take higher doses when I think I am having OB. Can I build resistance to the drug? 6. Should I stay on the Valtrex? My physician thinks for as long as my partner also has HSV, I do not need to worry about transmission. Thank you for any information.
Avatar n tn You wouldn't get it as you described it. It takes actual contact, and you can get herpes while using a condom. Its also possible that you got genital herpes from her oral herpes, if she gave you oral sex. When you were diagnosed, did the doctor type it? If not, then get a type specific IgG blood test. Condoms offer about 50% protection against transmitting herpes. The best way to prevent transmission is with suppressive medication, such as valtrex or acyclovir.
Avatar n tn 1- no ob's don't always decrease over time. One study showed that after 5 years of being infected with hsv2, 1/4 of folks had more ob's, 1/4 had less and the rest all had about the same. It's different for everyone. 2- I'd have to hunt to find the exact studies and frankly I don't have time this week to do so. You can try googling them to find them yourself or look for them on pubmed.gov.
Avatar f tn I am a healthy 36 yr old woman on birth control pills and am at my wit's end. My gynecologist is even running a culture for acyclovir-resistance. Could that be the case?
Avatar f tn Is there a chance of developing resistance to the Valtrex if I stop it to see how I'm doing and then have to start again? And will i increase my chance of passing this along to my partner if I'm shedding and don't know it?
Avatar f tn I have kept it under control with once a day valtrex. I honestly can't even remember the last time I had an outbreak. My partner was very accepting of this and we've been together 7 years now, married 3. I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant. I have, of course, discussed these concerns with my doctor, but with most things I've read it says your doc will do a culture before you deliver to make sure you don't have any lesions. Well, my doc hasn't mentioned that at all.
Avatar m tn Very mild first outbreak, but each subsequent recurrence (about monthly) became worse until by the 4th outbreak I went on suppressive therapy (500mg Valtrex daily). I stayed on this for about 2 years before I thought I should try to develop natural immunity. The outbreaks were horrific. Though they never spread beyond the region of initial infection (right side of the genitals and inner thigh) and the patches were small but the skin reaction was extreme.
Avatar m tn does the body ever built a resistance to valtrex to where a point that is isn't effective any more?
Avatar n tn Thank You for your help. She is on Valtrex to suppress cold sores. Md. said that she should be on it for 3 months or so. It has been successful so far. (one month ) Should we ask Md. to take her off Valtrex so she can fight the infection? We think that she had a cold sore and when it was open she contracted infection. She is first year student in college living there. We were very concerned about Staph. She has tested negative for it.