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Side Effects of Zovirax - Valtrex and Weight Gain
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- Side Effects of Zovirax
Common side effects of Zovirax include diarrhea, nausea, and a general ill feeling. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed list of side effects that can occur while taking the drug, including side effects that may require prompt medical attention.
- Transmission of Cold Sores
Cold sores are spread through direct or indirect contact with an infected person or a cold sore. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers more information on how and when the transmission of cold sores is likely to occur.
- Treatment for Herpes Zoster
Antiviral medications, painkillers, and lifestyle changes can all be used for herpes zoster treatment. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the treatments that can help minimize complications and speed healing of this condition.
Valtrex is used to treat conditions such as shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works by preventing the virus from multiplying and also covers side effects. Valtrax is a common misspelling of Valtrex.
Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat shingles, cold sores, genital herpes, and other conditions. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Valtrex, including information on side effects, available strengths, dosing guidelines, and more.
- Valtrex and Depression
For people taking Valtrex, depression is a possible, but uncommon, side effect. This page of the eMedTV archives explores the link between the two and also describes some of the symptoms of depression, such as feelings of hopelessness and pessimism.
- Valtrex and Hair Loss
There are several side effects of Valtrex; hair loss, however, has only been reported rarely. This eMedTV resource explains how it may be difficult to determine if hair loss is a side effect of Valtrex since it is so common in the general population.
- Valtrex and Weight Gain
Weight gain does not appear to be a common or rare side effect of Valtrex. This portion of the eMedTV library explores the link between Valtrex and weight gain, and offers things to do if you notice weight gain, such as eating a heart-healthy diet.