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Valacyclovir - An Overview
Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug that is indicated for the treatment of cold sores and genital herpes in adult patients. Push Health helps people who are in need of a valacyclovir prescription connect with a medical provider to get a valacyclovir HCl prescription, including valacyclovir 500 mg, when appropriate.
What Is Valacyclovir Used For?
Valacyclovir prescription medication, marketed under the brand name Valtrex, belongs to a class of medications known as nucleoside analogue DNA polymerase inhibitors. Valacyclovir is indicated for the treatment of adult cold sores (herpes labialis) and genital herpes in immunocompetent patient and for reduction of transmission. After administration, valacyclovir hydrochloride medication is rapidly converted to acyclovir which has antiviral activity against HSV types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2 respectively) and VZV. After oral administration, valacyclovir is rapidly absorbed and is converted to acyclovir (Zovirax) and L-valine in the intestines and/or the liver. Plasma concentrations of unconverted valacyclovir are low. The plasma elimination half-life of was approximately 2.5 to 3.3 hours in volunteers with normal renal function. Valacyclovir is similar to the medication famciclovir (previously Famvir).
Valacyclovir - Dosage & Cost
Valacyclovir hydrochloride itself is a white to off-white powder. Valacyclovir caplets are typically oral caplets that contain valacyclovir hydrochloride equivalent to 500 mg or 1 gram of valacyclovir. These caplets also contain other inactive ingredients such as carnauba wax and silicon dioxide. For adults with cold sores, some regimens use a valacyclovir dosage of 2 grams every 12 hours for 1 day, depending on the experience and judgment of the prescribing medical provider. For genital herpes, some regimens use valacyclovir dosing of 500 mg to 1 gram twice daily for up to 10 days. The final valacyclovir dosing protocol is determined at the discretion of the prescribing medical provider. Valacyclovir medication generally costs less than $1 per tablet at many pharmacies. Valacyclovir prescription savings cards may be available from time to time from the manufacturer or places like sexual health organizations. Valacyclovir caplets should be stored at 15 ° to 25 ° C.
Can I Buy Valacyclovir Online?
Valacyclovir OTC (over-the-counter) is not currently available in the United States and one cannot simply buy valacyclovir online as the first step to getting valacyclovir prescription medication is consulting a medical provider. Instead, valacyclovir medication requires a prescription in order to be dispensed by a pharmacy. Push Health can connect people who need a valacyclovir prescription with a medical provider who can, when appropriate, prescribe valacyclovir medication, including valacyclovir 500 mg tablets.
Valacyclovir - Side Effects
Valacyclovir prescription medication can cause side effects and anyone who has had a previous hypersensitivity or allergy to valacyclovir or similar drugs should avoid using the medication. More common side effects of taking valacyclovir drug are headache, nausea and abdominal pain. Valacyclovir has also been reported to cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura / hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS), acute renal failure and adverse central nervous system events. Questions related to potential side effects from taking valacyclovir pills should be directed to one's medical provider and pharmacist prior to using valacyclovir prescription medication.
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Last updated June 27, 2023. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.