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More information about Valtrex
Valtrex is an antiviral medicine available to buy online that is clinically proven to successfully treat infections caused by the herpes virus. This includes the herpes simplex virus (HSV-2, more commonly referred to as genital herpes), herpes labialis (HSV-1, also known as cold sores) and herpes zoster (most regularly identified as shingles or chickenpox.
The active ingredient in Valtrex is valaciclovir, which works to prevent the virus from multiplying and spreading during an outbreak, allowing your body to fight back more effectively. This means you recover faster, experience less severe symptoms and can also reduce the number of recurrent episodes.
Valtrex is essentially the same as its counterparts Famvir and Aciclovir, however they contain different active ingredients. Valtrex is the most popular, however they are all just as effective as each other.
Valaciclovir belongs to the group classification of drugs known as 'pro-drug'. This means that it changes and adapts when it's inside the body to become more powerful. When valaciclovir is absorbs into the system, it evolves into another form called acyclovir that makes it far more effective at treating many strains of the herpes virus.
Acyclovir works by targeting the virus cells to stop it from duplicating - this is its main purpose. As the virus is halted and therefore vulnerable, this allows your body's natural defences to fight back.
Valtrex valaciclovir has been a favourite medication with the vast majority of patients as it is well tolerated, being proven to treat outbreaks of three strains of herpes with speed and efficiency. Not only is it confirmed to eliminate the symptoms of, but it also has the following additional benefits:
The speed in which the treatment has been proven to work means it can reduce the spread of a rash by almost a third and can minimise the duration of a cold sore to just 1-2 days in one dosage.
For maximum effectiveness, valaciclovir is most reliable when taken as soon as you see symptoms. For genital herpes, it's best to start your course of antivirals within 24 hours (1 days) of noting signs of an outbreak, whilst cold sores and shingles can be 48 hours (2 days).
Valtrex is an antiviral oral medicine in a hard capsule form that should always taken for the full length of time, regardless of whether the symptoms subside during the course.
Every dosage can be taken with or without food, ideally with a glass of water and at the same time(s) every day until the course has finished. Each tablet is 500mg, which is the perfect dose to combat the virus and therefore will be most effective if taken at a similar time every day.
It is also advised to drink plenty of fluids whilst taking this medication to avoid dehydration, especially if you're elderly.
If you miss a dosage, do not take a double dose to combat the mistake if it is nearly time to take your next tablet. Just continue as normal until the treatment finishes. If you remember long before your next dosage, take the tablet as soon as possible.
The sooner you take the medication, the more effective it will be so grabbing treatment quickly is essential in easing the discomfort. As Valtrex valaciclovir can be taken for various viral infections, it differs in how depending on if it is general health or sexual related:
To buy prescription treatment online in the UK, you must be over the age of 18 and complete a quick consultation to make sure the treatment is perfect for you.
If you experience regular outbreaks of genital herpes, you may be able to use Valtrex as a preventative treatment. However, you may not be able to use this particular drug if you have conditions that affect your immune system, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Make sure that you mention all relevant details about your medical history and the medications you are taking, during your consultation.
Dosages are always clinically checked to be as effective as possible whilst posing minimal risk to your health. The only dosage available to buy online is Valtrex valaciclovir 500mg that should be taken with a glass of water. The frequency and number of tablets can change depending on why you are using valaciclovir and is detailed just above. 500mg is the recommended dosage, however 1,000mg is available if you have severe symptoms and/or have found the 500mg pills to be ineffective.
Dosages should be taken at the same time for the medication to be most successful and your pill pack is clearly labelled to help you remember.
As mentioned, if you miss a dosage, you should take the pill as soon as you remember, or miss it out completely if it's too near the time of the next tablet. If you do take too much, immediately telephone your doctor as you may need medical treatment.
As with all prescription medication, there is a small risk of side effects, however even the most common ones only happen to 10% of users, and Valtrex in particular is extremely tolerant.
Those classed as 'common' include;
Uncommon side effects include the following;
Rare side effects that require immediate action include;
As mentioned, side effects aren't common with the 'rare' side effects only occurring in 1 in 1000 people , but if you are concerned or are experiencing anything severe, seeking immediate medical help is advised.
If you are taking this treatment and require additional medical attention - if you're coming down with the flu for example - then you must tell your doctor just in case the antibiotics react negatively with the active ingredient valaciclovir. In addition, you should always read the patient leaflet before taking any prescription meds, which is available at the bottom of this page.
As with any virus, as you will know, it is incurable. This means taking any medication will not eliminate the possibility of you transferring it to your partner and additional precautions should be practised.In terms of your sexual health, intercourse should be avoided, as should kissing when a cold sore is present.
Other groups that should approach Valtrex with some caution are;
For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, this medication should be taken with caution. Valaciclovir ingredient and Valtrex medicine has been known to transferred into breast milk and has some effect in pregnancy; please contact your doctor to discuss your options during your 9 months.
Buying prescription medicines online is becoming an increasingly popular method, especially when obtaining recurrent medication. You can get a 500mg dosage from HealthExpress by simply click on the link below to start your consultation. Your consultation will be checked by one of our doctors who will assess your suitability regarding the severity of your symptoms and the dosage available. If your consultation is approved you will be able to order this treatment, safely and securely, along with other treatments that are suitable for your condition.
|Active ingredient(s)||Valaciclovir Hydrochloride|
|Description||Valtrex is an anti-viral drug that is used to treat the symptoms of herpes simplex|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with genital warts, cold sores and shingles|
|Usage||Take 2 tablets per day for 10 days|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|When breastfeeding||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
|When pregnant||Can possibly be prescribed, ask your doctor|
Does the job
Works a treat
Very happy with Valtrex to help manage the odd disorder of HSV-1 viral infection...
Very good product
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