She said she gets cold sores sometimes, and the Valtrex gets rid of them quickly. Indeed I remembered that the empty bottle was for a seven-day dosage. But in all of the times that I've seen her, I never noticed a cold sore. did they give you the 1gm 2x/day for 7-10 days dose of valtrex? Of course, she didn't have any sores anywhere else on her body either. Is the quality of Valtrex in terms of it being a suppressive drug worth the difference in price over Acyclovir? when you were seen, in addition to the herpes testing you were given, did they also test you for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally? Also, if my outbreaks reoccur, should I consider increasing the dosage of my suppressive therapy for ever? I don’t mind taking Acyclovir throughout the day if it means have enough money to pay for rent, food, clothing etc. I unfortunately have oral and genital herpes (I've only had one partner so, yes, it only takes once! Anyway, I keep reading that for suppression valtrex is once a day and acyclovir is 400 mg twice a day. What's the difference, why would someone take acyclovir twice a day when they could just take it once? My second question is that when I am having an outbreak should I increase the dosage? When it comes to herpes it only reduces risk about 30%. Warren, I just had my primary outbreak (I think) of oral herpes. My blisters have improved dramatically, and the swelling in my lip seems to have completely subsided. After having taken the valtrex, am I know much less contagious? Suppressive therapy dosages vary among the antivirals. Duration of first episodes vary and depend on the individual's immune function and what else they're carrying in their system (such as the other type of HSV). I’m currently away from my country of residence (Canada) where I have my doctor and won’t be able to get there before one year. Thanks in advance Background: Jannuary 2010: First diagnosis: took generic Valacyclovir for the first 3 outbreaks, didn’t seem to have a strong effect so I stopped taking it. For example we had a regular poster here who said it took 5 years of a very active oral sex life for her BF to transmit his oral herpes to her genitals. Because you have to remember the virus is transmitted skin-to-skin contact with heat and friction. I used acyclovir, and I believe it was 4 days I was given a one day treatment of Valtrex. I believe it's 500mg of Valtrex a day and 400mg of acyclovir. I often wish I could just give some of you posters herpes for a day. Lots of area exposed to heat and friction during sex that your condom doesn't protect. you'd quickly see the difference between your symptoms and herpes symptoms! Genital herpes is a chronic, life-long viral infection. Two types of HSV can cause genital herpes: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Most cases of recurrent genital herpes are caused by HSV-2, and approximately 50 million persons in the United States are infected with this type of genital herpes . Most persons infected with HSV-2 have not had the condition diagnosed. Many such persons have mild or unrecognized infections but shed virus intermittently in the anogenital area. As a result, most genital herpes infections are transmitted by persons unaware that they have the infection or who are asymptomatic when transmission occurs. Management of genital HSV should address the chronic nature of the disease rather than focusing solely on treatment of acute episodes of genital lesions.
Dear Alice, I know that Valtrex can be used to reduce the risk of transmission of genital herpes, but what about oral herpes? He's afraid that I'll give him genital herpes if I give him oral sex, and I don't blame him. If I take Valtrex, will that help reduce the chance of me transmitting my herpes through oral sex? Sincerely, Stuck with cold sores Dear Stuck with cold sores, Those lesions are a real pain (literally) when they crop up in your mouth, and they aren't any more enjoyable when they occur in the nether regions. Despite the differing bodily geography, oral and genital herpes are strains of the same virus, or Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2) are both easily spread by skin-to-skin contact. In fact, 62 percent of Americans have oral herpes (which is asymptomatic for many of them) so you no need to feel like a pariah. However, because it is still possible for your partner to contract oral herpes of the genitals and develop symptoms if you perform oral sex on him, it is great that you're interested in taking precautions. A lot of people think of cold sores as a relatively minor issue. When you have a trip, or a wedding, or a big presentation at work coming up, an outbreak can be more than uncomfortable. The good news is, no one knows how to prevent an outbreak better than you do. You just need the right treatment plan and the right medication–prescription Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex). You may sense an outbreak is just a day away because of a dull headache, or a throbbing on your lip, or an ache in your neck. Michael Reitano, was the lead author on a landmark study for Valtrex. Reitano has treated thousands of patients for herpes, and he wrote the treatment plan for Roman too. It may seem quirky, but you know a cold sore is coming. So, we know how to arm you with the best information available, the right medication, and a treatment plan that can help you prevent cold sores before they appear. Penny Hitchcock, Former Director of NIH Sexually Transmitted Disease Division. I received my shipment and I just want to say thank you. licensed doctors to provide cold sore treatments discreetly, conveniently, and inexpensively. Your doctor needs to know about your health (e.g., your medications, lifestyle issues, prior surgeries) and how cold sores affect you. Our physicians will help you prevent cold sore outbreaks with FDA approved medication and a treatment plan designed by Dr. It was delivered very discreetly and in a timely manner. Thank you guys, I look forward to receiving my next shipment. They also need personal ID so they know who they will be helping in the coming year. They review everything, determine if you’re a candidate for telemedicine and, if so (most people are), they will craft a personalized treatment plan. Their treatment plan will include a great deal of information about oral herpes. You will be better prepared to manage your condition as a partner—and not just a patient.
Learn about Valtrex Valacyclovir Hydrochloride may treat, uses, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, warnings, patient labeling, reviews, and related medications. Initial Episode In a clinical trial for the treatment of initial episodes of genital herpes, the adverse reactions reported by greater than or equal to 5% of subjects receiving VALTREX 1 gram twice daily for 10 days n = 318 or oral acyclovir 200 mg 5 times daily for 10 days n = 318, respectively, included headache 13%, 10% and nausea 6%.