The dose of Valtrex®
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.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Dose of Valtrex for Shingles
For the treatment of shingles
) in adults, the recommended dose is Valtrex 1000 mg (1 gram) taken by mouth three times a day for seven days.
Valtrex Dosage for Cold Sores
For the treatment of cold sores
(herpes labialis) in adults and children age 12 and older, the recommended dose is Valtrex 2000 mg (2 grams), twice a day, for one day. The two doses should be taken about 12 hours apart.
Valtrex Dosage for Genital Herpes
The following sections explain Valtrex dosing for genital herpes
When treating the initial infection of genital herpes, the recommended dose is Valtrex 1000 mg (1 gram), taken twice a day for ten days.