valacyclovir

Adult
Uses
  • herpes zoster (shingles)
  • herpes genitalis
  • recurrent genital herpes
  • varicella zoster (chicken pox) (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to valacyclovir or acyclovir
Drug interactions
  • varicella virus vaccine, zoster vaccine
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • malaise
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
shingles:1000 mg three times daily for 7 days, genital herpes: 1000 mg orally twice daily for 10 days; chronic 1000 mg once daily cold sores: 2000 mg twice daily
Source of Suggestion
Suggestion from clinicians (Added on August, 2015)