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Your Valtrex dosage will depend on several factors, such as your age and other medications you are taking. The recommended dose for shingles is 1000 mg, taken three times (for seven days). When treating cold sores, the recommended dosage is 2000 mg, twice a day (for one day). Dosing guidelines for genital herpes will vary. In order for your dosage to have the most effect, it's important to take it as prescribed.
An Overview of Valtrex DosagesThe dose of Valtrex® (valacyclovir hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Your weight (for children)
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.