Valtrex is considered as the best peroral product for the treatment of herpes virus. The symptoms of the viral infections may be reduced in several days, and the skin will be cleaned from inflammations, rash, and unpleasant itching.
Valacyclovir is an active ingredient. This ingredient transforms into Acyclovir in the body and penetrates into the DNA virus. The chains are broken after the penetration of the active ingredients into the DNA of the herpes virus. Due to this, virus does not affect new cells and fades.
Besides the action of Valtrex on the virus, the increase of the protective functions of the body happens. It helps to quickly neutralize the symptoms of the herpetic infection. It is especially important for people with low immune status. Taking the drug, they may effectively cope with severe chronic forms of the herpes virus. Valtrex is highly effective as to:
- Labial herpes
- Genital herpes
- Chicken Pox
As a preventive product, Valtrex shows good results during bone marrow transplantation and other organs. In case of the regular use of the drug, implant is well taken and a risk of infection is reduced.
If a dose of Valtrex is approximately the same during all forms of the herpetic infections, a length of the treatment varies depending on a diagnosis.
To treat labial herpes, patients taken Valtrex 500 mg 2 times per day within 5 days. In case of severe cases, the treatment may take 10 days but not more.
If genital herpes, Valtrex 500 mg is taken for longer period. In case of the acute state of the symptoms, the treatment takes up to 5 days, and in case of the frequent outbreaks, a long-term therapy takes a year. 500 mg of Valtrex is taken every day, and the frequency of the relapses and rash will be reduced.
Shingles may be treated in 10 days. 2 pill of Valtrex 500 mg is taken 3 times per day (a general daily dose of 3 g).
- Valtrex is not contraindicated during pregnancy but inform your doctor about pregnancy during the treatment of herpes virus
- It is better not to use this medicine during breast-feeding. The therapy may be done if the breastfeeding is stopped
- To treat herpes in children, it is better to use ointments for the external application. It also contains Valacyclovir but it is better absorbed and does not have side effects
- If severe neurological diseases, Valtrex should be used carefully. The treatment often goes without complications but there are cases of the increase of the neurological diseases associated with the use of Valtrex
Valtrex is usually well tolerated even in high doses. But in individual cases, the overdose happens during the use of more than 5 mg per day. In this case, kidneys, liver and central nervous system suffer. The obvious signs of the overdose are tremor, ataxia, urticaria, renal dysfunction, edema, confusion, and hallucinations.
Do stomach lavage during these symptoms and seek for a medical aid. A reduction of the dose will help to reduce the negative symptoms.