click here for details           Valtrex  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing/ Zoster 1 gram po tid for 7 days
Dosing/ Herpes Simplex 500 mg orally tid for 7 days
Chem Specs valacyclovir
Quantities 500mg, 1g
Cost 45.00/30 tab/1g (generic) tablets
Class Acyclovir is a guanine analogue antiviral.
Action Valacyclovir is a pro-drug of acyclovir
Activity Valacyclovir is active against Varicella Zoster(VZV), and is about
twice as effective against HSV-1 and HSV-2.
Usage Valtrex is indicated for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles)
and is commonly used for HSV-1 and HSV-2.
Initiate therapy at the earliest sign or symptom.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to valacyclovir, acyclovir, or their components.
Pediatric use Pre-pubertal safety and effectiveness have not been established.
Pregnancy Category B
Steroids are indicated for HSV stromal keratitis but must be avoided in the acute
phase of active viral replication on the ocular surface as in acute epithelial keratitis.