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What is Valtrex?
Valtrex is an antiviral medication that works by stopping or killing the growth of several viruses, including herpes simplex (HSV), varicella zoster (VZV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). This medication may also be used to treat shingles and cold sores, among others.
How does it work?
This medication works by stopping the growth of the herpes virus, ensuring it doesn't spread.
Is Valtrex suitable for me?
You may not be suitable for this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to aciclovir or any other medicine. You should consult with your doctor before taking this medication if you have kidney problems, are over 65 years old or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Valtrex.
For the treatment of shingles:
- The usual dose is 1000mg (one 1000mg tablet or two 500mg tablets) three times a day. Continue for seven days.
For the treatment of cold sores:
- The usual dose is 2000mg (two 1000mg tablets or four 500mg tablets) twice a day. The second dose should be taken 12 hours (no sooner than 6 hours) after the first dose. You should continue to take Valtrex for one day (two doses) only.
For the treatment of HSV infections of the skin and genital herpes:
- The usual dose is 500mg (one 500mg tablet or two 250mg tablets) twice a day. For the first infection, you should take Valtrex for five days or for up to ten days if your doctor tells you to.
Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Valtrex Patient Leaflet
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
We will dispatch your order using our express next-day courier service from our pharmacy partners across the UK. You will receive your treatment discreetly to the comfort of your home/ selected address.
How long does Valtrex take to work?
You should start to feel better after taking this medication for a few days.
Will this medication affect my contraception?
This medication will not interfere with your contraception.
However, if you have been sick (vomiting or have had severe diarrhoea) as a result of this medication or other while on contraception (combined pill and emergency contraception), then you may not be fully protected from pregnancy.
Why would you take Valtrex daily?
Valtrex can be used to treat multiple kinds of infections. Treatment is usually short-term. However, some people may be required to take this medicine daily for a longer period. Your doctor will inform you of the suitable duration time.
Can I drink alcohol while taking this medication?
Yes, it is safe for you to drink alcohol while on this medication.
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