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Valcivir 1000mg

Buy Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir) online, used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection. Valacyclovir is used to treat cold sores in children who are at least 12 years old, or chickenpox in children who are at least 2 years old.

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Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir)

Uses
  • Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir) is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection.
  • Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir) is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.
  • Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir) is used to treat cold sores in children who are at least 12 years old, or chickenpox in children who are at least 2 years old.
  • It does not cure herpes infections but decreases pain and itching, helps sores to heal, and prevents new ones from forming.
How it works?
Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug and belongs to class called synthetic nucleoside analogues. Once ingested, valacyclovir is converted in the body to active form acyclovir. It  works by blocking the viral DNA replication a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply. It thus stops the virus from spreading in the body.
Common side effects

Allergic skin rashes, Uncontrollable movements, Constipation and diarrhea, Allergic reaction e.g. itching, Upset stomach, Although the frequency is not known some reported side effects include headache, Vomiting, Low platelet count

How should this medicine be used?
Valacyclovir comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken every 8 hours (three times a day) for 7 days to treat shingles. To treat genital herpes it is usually taken twice a day for 5 days. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take valacyclovir exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Use this medication as soon as possible after symptoms appear. Continue to take valacyclovir even if you feel well. Do not stop taking valacyclovir without talking to your doctor.
What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir),

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to acyclovir, valacyclovir, or any other drugs.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease, problems with your immune system, human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV), or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking valacyclovir, call your doctor.
What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it, and take any remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What happens if I overdose?

Consult your doctor immediately and seek medical attention as soon as possible. An overdose of this medicine can cause harm to the kidneys.

What should I avoid while taking Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir)?
  • Taking this medicine will not prevent you from passing genital herpes to other people. Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people even while you are taking with valacyclovir.
  • Avoid s**ual intercourse or use a latex condom to help keep you from spreading the virus to others. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes. Wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Do not share valacyclovir with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Dosage and storage of Valcivir 1000mg (Valacyclovir)

The dosage of this medication is supposed to be as prescribed by the doctor. You can also check the prescription label provided to you with the medication. But in certain special cases or conditions, it is better to opt for a doctor’s advice. The doctor will recommend you the right amount of dosage for an appropriate period of time. This will also improve your condition faster and more effectively. It is very important for you to know that overdose of this medication can cost you very hard. It can also take a toll on your health. Therefore limited usage of this medication is recommended. When it comes to the storage, ensure that you do not store the medication in freezer. Store it at room temperature away from light, heat, water, moisture, pets, and children.

EXPERT ADVICE
  • Please ensure adequate intake of liquids to prevent dehydration while on treatment with valacyclovir.
  • Please refrain from s**ual intercourse if you are diagnosed with genital herpes infection and are receiving valacyclovir treatment to avoid risk of transmission.
  • Valacyclovir can cause side effects (e.g. dizziness, drowsiness, and headache) that may affect your ability to drive or operate machines. Do not drive or operate machines till you feel better.
  • Take valacyclovir as directed by your doctor during pregnancy to prevent genital herpes blisters. The infection may be passed on to the baby during childbirth if you develop genital blisters.
  • Valacyclovir tablets can be taken with or without food.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking valacyclovir, if you have kidney or liver problems; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or any other condition that weakens your immune system and makes you prone to infections (immunocompromised); any neurological (mental) problems.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking valacyclovir if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Is valacyclovir the same as acyclovir?
No. Valacyclovir is the ‘prodrug’ or the inactive form of acyclovir that gets converted to acyclovir in the body. Both valacyclovir and acyclovir are antiviral drugs used in the prevention and treatment of herpes virus infections.
Q. Is valacyclovir the same as Valtrex?
Yes. Valtrex is the trade name for active drug valacyclovir.
Q. Is valacyclovir better than acyclovir?
Valacyclovir is the ‘prodrug’ or the inactive form of acyclovir that gets converted to acyclovir in the body. Both valacyclovir and acyclovir are antiviral drugs and their use in various conditions is based on clinical experience. A comparison between these two drugs cannot be drawn.
Q. Is valacyclovir a narcotic/an antibiotic/st***id/contain penicillin or sulfa?
No. Valacyclovir is not addictive and does not cause drowsiness or relieve pain. It is an antiviral and has no known effect against other infections caused by bacteria or fungi. It does not have a structure or effect similar to st****ds, penicillin or sulfa drugs.
Q. Can I take valacyclovir for cold sores? Does valacyclovir work for cold sores? Is valacyclovir good for cold sores? Can I take valacyclovir for shingels?
Yes. Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug and is effective in the treatment of cold sores (blisters on and around your lips) and shingels (painful rashes usually in the form of a strip of blisters).
Q. Can I take valacyclovir with amoxicillin/ doxycycline/ ibuprofen/ alcohol/ cephalexin/ Bactrim/ Benadryl/ prednisone/ Tylenol?
Valacyclovir has no known serious drug interaction with amoxicillin, doxycycline, ibuprofen, cephalexin, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), prednisone, acetaminophen (trade name: Tylenol) and active drugs in Benadryl. Please inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects.
Q. Can I take valacyclovir with alcohol?
There are no known serious interactions between valacyclovir and alcohol.
Q. Can I take Valtrex for flu/UTI/canker sores?
No. Valtrex is the trade name for active drug valacyclovir. It is an antiviral drug and is effective in the treatment herpes virus infections. It has no known effect in the treatment of flu or urinary tract infections (UTI) or canker sores (mouth ulcers that are not due to viral infections).
Q. Can I take Valtrex for 2 days/ for life/ forever?
Valtrex is the trade name for active drug valacyclovir. The dose and duration of treatment depends on the patient’s immune system (if it is active or weak), the condition being treated and shall be decided by the doctor.
Q. Can I take valacyclovir with food?
Valacyclovir can be taken with or without food. The absorption (the process by which the drug enters blood circulation after oral ingestion) and activity of valacyclovir is not affected by food.
Q. Does valacyclovir cause itching / constipation?
Itching of skin and constipation are among the possible side effects of valacyclovir.
Q. Does valacyclovir interfere with/affect birth control?
Valacyclovir has no known drug interaction with birth control pills that could affect contraception.
Q. Does valacyclovir raise blood sugar?
Valacyclovir has no known effect in altering blood sugar levels.
Q. Is valacyclovir available over the counter?
Valacyclovir is the ‘prodrug’ or the inactive form of acyclovir that gets converted to acyclovir in the body. Acyclovir belongs to a class of prescription drugs.

Additional information

Equivalent Brand

Valtrex

Strength

1000 mg

Generic Name

Valacyclovir

Manufacturer

Cipla Pharma, India

Pharmaceutical Form

Tablet/s

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