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Valclovir work by inhibiting the reproduction of the infecting virus. This process starts initially after being infected. Valclovir show its best action when taken as soon as possible once symptoms began

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Valclovir is an antiviral drug that works to inhibit infections like herpes (genital or others).

It retards the reproduction of the infecting virus. This activity starts quickly after being infected so Valclovir shows the best activity when used as soon as the symptoms began to appear.

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease and is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2. Generally, the virus causes burning, itching, and blisters around the genitals that leads to uncomfortable and painful feeling.

Treatment or genital herpes with Valclovir inhibit the disease from being passed onto others and also clears the signs and symptoms.

Valclovir must be sold on a valid prescription. Always take medicine with the recommendation of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet supplied in the packet of medication.

The tablet must be swallowed with a glass of water, with or without food. Always take your tablet at the same time each day, which helps you to remember the daily dose.

There are high risks of passing genital herpes to another person with sexual contact, so if symptoms start to appear, then you should avoid sexual contact with another person.

The active ingredient of Valclovir is Valaciclovir (as valaciclovir hydrochloride monohydrate), and the available tablets come in 250mg and 500mg doses. The doctor recommends the dose which is suitable for the condition m.

500mg twice daily is the recommended dose to treat genital herpes. The treatment should be continued for 5-10 days for the initial infection, as decided by your doctor. Treating further infections and outbreaks last typically for 3-5 days. To prevent further outbreaks, the usual dose is 500mg once daily for the period you decided.

In the case of weakening the immune system and kidney diseases, or if you are over 65 years, then the dose can be changed. Dosage can also be changed in the case of treating another type of herpes-like shingles.

In case you forget to take your Valclovir tablet then you should take it as soon as you remember. Do not double up the dose if its nearly time for the next dose. Do not compensate for the missed dose by doubling the dose. Just continue with the recommended dose.The overdose of Valclovir can cause damage to kidneys, so you must consult your doctor immediately in case of overdose.

First, ask your doctor before taking Valclovir. You must avoid taking Valclovir if any of the following apply to you:

Hypersensitivity or allergic reactions happen with valaciclovir or acyclovir, or any of the ingredients of this medicine.

Several other factors affect the prescription of Valclovir, due to which you should tell your doctor if any of the following apply to you:

  • Kidney diseases
  • Liver problems
  • Age more than 65 years
  • Weaken immune system

Many other medicines can affect the activity of Valclovir, such as

  • Aminoglycosides
  • Cimetidine
  • Probenecid
  • Foscarnet
  • Ciclosporin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Methotrexate
  • Pentamidine

Following are the most common side effects of Valclovir

  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick
  • Dizziness
  • Skin reaction after exposure to sunlight
  • Itching (pruritus)

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the side effects related to Valclovir.

More Information
FormStandard Tablet
ManufacturerCipla Ltd
Active IngredientValacyclovir
Brand NameValacyclovir
PackagingBlister Pack of 10 Pills
prescribedHerpes simplex labialis (Cold Sores), Genital Herpes, Herpes Zoster Infection (Shingles) and Chickenpox
How it works?This medicine inhibits DNA synthesis in the viruses; this prevents the growth and spread of the viruses.
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