Valtrex is an antiviral drug. Antivirals are a class of drugs designed to treat viruses. It’s generic name is Valacyclovir. It treats the Herpes family of viruses. Herpesviridae diseases that Valacyclovir treats include: Chickenpox (Varicella zoster)Cold Sores (Herpes Labialis) (aka Herpes Simplex 1) Shingles (Herpes Zoster)Genital Herpes (Herpes Simplex 2)Epstein-Barr (Human Herpes Virus 4)
Valacyclovir cannot cure Herpesviridae diseases. Herpesviridae diseases remain in the body. They live on in the body in a dormant state. The medical community is not sure what triggers the viruses to awaken and begin multiplying again. Valacyclovir stops the virus’s ability to replicate and multiply in the body.
In diseases like Herpes Simplex and Shingles, transmission of the disease is possible when the virus is proliferating (multiplying in a rapid fashion). The process results in liquid filled sores. The sores are painful. They split open, ooze and scab over, in a characteristic fashion. Valacyclovir is most effective at the early onset of proliferation, often called an outbreak. It reduces the virus’s ability to replicate, thereby, reducing the symptoms, and reducing sores, and the rates of infection.
A doctor must prescribe Valacyclovir. It is not advised for someone with a compromised immune system. If you have had an organ transplant or bone marrow transplant, or are categorized as immune compromised, you need to speak with your doctor about your medical history before taking Valacyclovir. If you are diagnosed as HIV positive and are diagnosed with Herpes Simplex 2, your doctor may recommend using Valacyclovir to lessen the symptoms and decrease the number of outbreaks.
Always take precautions when starting a new drug therapy. It is important to discuss with your doctor any other prescriptions you are currently taking, including NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, and any antibiotics. Valacyclovir can intensify their effects on the kidney. Your doctor may recommend Valacyclovir if you are pregnant and diagnosed with Herpes Simplex 2 to reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to your child at birth. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using Valacyclovir while nursing.
Valtrex is a safe and effective way to control outbreaks of Herpesviridae diseases. If you suffer from a Herpesviridae diseases, feel confident that we can help you get your prescription delivered to your door. We offer the most competitive prices, and handle your orders discretely. Talk to your physician to see if Valtrex can ease your symptoms.