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Drug Interactions With Valtrex

Valtrex can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Valtrex Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Valtrex?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Valtrex if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Had a bone marrow transplant or kidney transplant
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Depression
  • Problems with the immune system or immune system disorders, such as cancer
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you currently take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Valtrex Precautions and Warnings for more information, including information on who should not take Valtrex.)
 

What If I Take a Valtrex Overdose?

An overdose can be dangerous and may cause kidney failure. If you happen to overdose on Valtrex, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Valtrex Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Methods

The medication should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture or heat. Valtrex caplets should be kept in an airtight container.
 
Keep this medication and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 
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