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Valtrex Dosage - Valtrex Precautions and Warnings
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- Valtrex Dosage
This eMedTV Web page explains that the recommended Valtrex dosage when treating cold sores is 2000 mg; to treat shingles, it is 1000 mg. This page also covers Valtrex dosing for other conditions and offers general guidelines for taking the medication.
- Valtrex Drug Interactions
This eMedTV article explains how Valtrex may interact with other drugs, such as cimetidine, probenecid, and tenofovir. This page also covers how these interactions can increase your risk of side effects if you have poor kidney function.
- Valtrex During Pregnancy
This eMedTV article explains why it is generally safe to take Valtrex during pregnancy and also explains how the FDA classifies the drug. Valtrex may be given to a pregnant woman if the benefits to her outweigh the risks to the unborn child.
- Valtrex for Shingles
As this eMedTV segment explains, using Valtrex for shingles can stop blisters from forming sooner than if the drug was not taken. This page also explains that the recommended dose for shingles is 1000 mg, three times a day, for seven days.
- Valtrex Medication
As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, Valtrex is a medication approved for many uses, including the treatment of genital herpes. This article takes a quick look at this prescription drug and provides a link to learn more.
- Valtrex Overdose
This portion of the eMedTV library describes common symptoms of a Valtrex overdose, such as speech problems, seizures, and drowsiness. This page also covers possible treatment options, such as dialysis, and factors that affect overdose effects.
- Valtrex Precautions and Warnings
This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at several Valtrex precautions and warnings, such as taking the medication if you have poor kidney function or potential drug interactions. This article also describes who should not take Valtrex.