Though not a cure, Valtrex® (valacyclovir hydrochloride) can help treat several conditions related to infections with the herpes virus, such as:
Valtrex is sold in caplet form and can be taken up to three times a day, depending on what it is being used for. Although most people are able to tolerate this medication without any problems, Valtrex can cause side effects in some cases. Nausea, headache, and depression are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
(Click Valtrex for a detailed description of the medication's effects in the body, how to use it, and more. This article also lists other approved uses for this product.)