Valtrex - an antiviral drug.

Pharmacological action

The active ingredient of the drug - valacyclovir, which suppresses the varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex of the first and second types of human herpes sixth type.

Product form

Valtrex release tablets. Analogs Valtrex - Valacyclovir, Vatsireks, valacyclovir hydrochloride.

Indications Valtrex

Valtrex according to instructions prescribed for herpes zoster, mucous membranes and skin diseases which have developed due to infection with herpes simplex virus, including genital herpes.

Good reviews of Valtrex, used to prevent recurrence of infections provoked by the herpes simplex virus.

Valtrex Guide: how to use

When herpes zoster drug taking 3p / day 1g throughout the week.

When herpes simplex virus means taking 2p / day 500 mg.

If the patient is found chronic renal failure, a drug with herpes zoster take 1g every 12 hours creatinine clearance 30-49ml / min; creatinine clearance 10-29ml / min - one p / day; if clearance is less than 10ml / min take 500mg of the drug one p / day.

When herpes simplex, including genital take the drug every 12 hours 500 mg creatinine clearance 30-49ml / min or a p / day for clearance less than 30 ml / min.  Valtrex Tablets

If the patient is on dialysis, the use of Valtrex begin after graduation.

Older patients during treatment and medicine Valtrex Valtrex analogues should drink plenty of fluids.

side effects

Valtrex can cause gastralgia, nausea, appetite loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, renal failure, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, microangiopathy.

Reviews Valtrakse indicate the possibility of overdosing. Her symptoms precipitate the active ingredient of the drug in the renal tubule. In this case, the patient is prescribed hemodialysis.

Contraindications Valtrex

The drug is contraindicated in patients who have had a kidney transplant or bone marrow, patients with severe clinical form of HIV, with hypersensitivity, liver, renal insufficiency, during lactation, pregnancy. In children taking the drug can be, but with caution.

Judging by the reviews of Valtrex, reduce the effectiveness of the drug tubular secretion blockers and cimetidine.

The risk of side effects in the nervous system and kidneys increases Valtrex combination with nephrotoxic drugs.

Patients undergoing treatment for herpes, you must abstain from sex to avoid infection of the partner.

Use of the drug in pediatric patients have not been adequately studied.