How Valtrex Works
Once Valtrex is administered orally, it gets converted extensively and rapidly into acyclovir. The drug acts by reducing the growth of the virus. It blocks the reproduction of the herpes simplex virus which is leads to the condition called genital herpes. Also, the drug reduces the rate at which the virus spreads in the body. Thus, Valaciclovir reduces the severity as well as the length of outbreak of the symptoms associated with genital herpes. This helps the body to fight back the infection effectively.
Advantages of Valtrex
Buy Valtrex as it reduces the discomfort and duration of pain that is cause due to the symptoms of genital herpes. The drug can be used for treating children (pediatric population) also. It is used in the treatment of chicken-pox in children > 2 years of age. It is also used in the treatment of cold sores in the pediatric population (children below the age of 12 years). Cheap Valtrex can be administered along with other drugs (over-the-counter medication or prescription drugs).
Valtrex is not indicated in patients who have any allergy or hypersensitivity to the drug or to any of the drug's contents. The drug should be administered with caution in elderly patients, especially those patients with renal impairment. The drug may show its effects on the CNS (central nervous system) in adults and children such as delirium, confusion, seizures etc. Thus, it should be administered with caution and preferably with doctor's advice. The treatment with Valtrex must be discontinued immediately if there are any signs or symptoms that are consistent with the TTP/HUS (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/ Hemolytic uremic syndrome). The drug should be avoided (preferably) or administered with doctor's advice by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Side Effects Of Valtrex
The side effects may or may not occur in some patients. Also, not all the below listed side effects may occur in a patient. Common side effects of Valaciclovir are menstrual pain, abdominal pain, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, mild rashes on the skin, sore throat, stuffy nose, depression, headache, drowsiness, tiredness and dizziness. Serious side effects of the drug may include seizures/ convulsions, problems with vision/ speech/ balance, hallucinations, confusion, aggression, agitation, changes in the mood, trouble in concentrating, short of breath, weight gain, loss of appetite or increased thirst. The drug may also cause allergic reactions such as difficulty in breathing, swelling in the lips, face, throat or tongue and hives. Medical help must be taken if serious side effects or allergic reactions occur.
The first dose of Valtrex is administered as soon as the signs/symptoms of the infection appear. The recommended dose is 500 mg tablet which is administered twice daily, for a period of 5 days. For patients who are advised to take low doses, 250 mg tablet can be administered twice daily. Also, 250 mg dosage (to be taken twice daily) is useful in preventing the recurrence of symptoms of genital herpes. The dose is determined based on a patient's medical history and thus may vary from individual to individual.