Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) 500mg Tablets (Prescription Product)
Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is prescribed to treat cold sores and other symptoms of Herpes 1 and Herpes 2 caused by the HSV1 and HSV2 viruses. 500mg tablets Choose quantity below.
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Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is used to treat the symptoms of certain conditions like HSV1, also known as Herpes. An example of a Herpes outbreak is a cold sore. This medication is not used to treat the underlying condition (HSV1), but is prescribed to suppress outbreaks, symptoms, and discomfort caused by being a carrier of the HSV1 virus.
Symptoms of HSV 1 (Herpes Simplex 1) include cold sores in the mouth (herpes labialis) as well as genital herpes. HSV2 (Herpes Simplex 2) caused by the varicella zoster, is the source of chickenpox in children and shingles in adults.
There is no cure for herpes, but Valacyclovir medication is prescribed to reduce the severity of the outbreaks when they occur and suppress frequent outbreaks. Valtrex (Valacyclovir) can also reduce the chances of spreading the infection to others. Suppressive therapy can prevent recurrences as much as 80% per year.
Facts about HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses
- By the age of 50, on average, 85% of people in the United States are carriers of either the HSV-1 or the HSV-2 virus.
- 25% of women over the age of 18, and 20 % of men in the US carry the HSV-2 (Genital Herpes) Virus. Together that makes over 50 million people living with the virus. Most people do not know that they are carriers. In some, people, the virus can have no symptoms at all.
|Is a Prescription Product||Yes|
|Use or Effects||Treat Cold Sores/Herpes|
Valacyclovir, the active ingredient in brand name Valtrex, is only available with a prescription. Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex) is an anti-viral medication used to treat the symptoms and suppress outbreaks from conditions such as HSV1 HSV2, also known as Herpes Simplex. Symptoms of oral herpes (HSV1) include cold sores and blisters in the mouth. Symptoms of genital herpes caused by the HSV2 virus include blisters and lesions in the genital area.
For maximum treatment benefits, Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir) works best if it is used within 24 hours after the symptoms begin to appear.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse. Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly.