When you use Valaciclovir, it stops the virus from multiplying and therefore halts the outbreak. You will find the symptoms you experience from your herpes infection will become less in 2 to 3 days. Itchy and painful skin will improve and blisters will start to heal faster. It is important to realise the contagiousness of the virus is very large during an outbreak, using Valaciclovir will not change that. When you have outbreaks very often, Valaciclovir can also be used to prevent new outbreaks.
Valaciclovir against genital herpes
The genital herpes virus may be present in the body without the carrier knowing. Symptoms start with blisters that will evantually burst open to painful sores which usually heal in a few weeks but might be accompanied by fever. Genital herpes may spread to the anus or thighs and cause discomfort or itching there as well. Women may also experience pain in urinating as the urine comes into contact with the sores. If you suffer from these complaints you should contact a doctor who will usally take a swab to conform genital herpes. Be extra careful around infants when you suspect you have genital herpes, as their immune system is not yet developed and the virus will cause much more severe symptoms of genital herpes.
Can I use Valaciclovir?
The use of Valaciclovir is contraindicated for people with kidney problems. It is important that you disclose any medical condition you have and every medication you are using on the questionnaire so it can be assessed whether using Valaciclovir is safe for you.
What are the side-effects of Valaciclovir?
Valaciclovir may cause:
In very rare cases Valaciclovir can cause swelling of the tongue or face. May sure you immediately consult a physician when this occurs.