In case of the weak immunity, herpes virus can intensify several times per year. Besides unpleasant symptoms of the herpetic infection, there can be scars on the skin, and therefore patients should control a course of the disease, and the development of the viral infection should be arrested during the first signs. Nowadays, the most effective product for the treatment and prevention of herpetic infection is Valtrex.
Valtrex is a brand name of Valacyclovir which is a complex enzyme of acyclovir and provides antiviral action in the human body. Unlike common acyclovir, Valtrex acts faster and can arrest the development of a herpetic infection on any stage.
Reaching the human body, Valtrex is absorbed from the GIT and finds a site of virus-originator. This way, it binds to the viral DNA and causes a break inside the molecular chains of the virus. As a result, it stops developing and affecting new parts of the CNS and human tissues.
Valtrex cannot treat herpes virus but it will help to relieve the disease symptoms during the acute condition: pain, itching, amount of rashes, inflammation of mucous, and others; and it also helps to reduce the amount of the acute states of herpes virus in patients with low immunity.
Valtrex is released in the form of pills of oval shape with specific bright blue color. The pill has a name of brand name Valtrex of white color and also the dose of the active ingredient 500 mg or 1 mg.
Who is prescribed Valtrex?
Valtrex is prescribed adults and children over 12 years old for the treatment and prevention of the disease symptoms cause by herpes virus:
• infections of skin and mucous membranes caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2
Valtrex is the main product for the prevention of the viral infection in patients with HIV.
How to take Valtrex?
To treat infections caused by herpes virus type 1 and 2 (genital herpes, labial herpes, and others), patients are prescribed a pill of Valtrex 500 mg 2 times per day within 5 days.
To treat herpes zoster, patients are prescribed a pill of Valtrex 1 g 3 times per day within 7 days.
The pills are taken on an empty stomach, with a full glass of water. Bear in mind that the sooner the treatment is started, the faster the infection symptoms may be arrested. In severe cases, the treatment is continued within 10 days.
– it is necessary to carefully examine the functions of liver and kidneys
– Valtrex is not prescribed patients under 12 years old
– A decision about using Valtrex during pregnancy should be made by a doctor, on the basis of the medical image of a patient.
Some patients may experience headaches, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, abdominal discomfort, and skin irritation during the use of Valtrex.
If the side effects are weak, the treatment is not ceased. If an allergy began during the use of Valtrex, stop the treatment and see a doctor.