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Other ingredients in Valtrex, as well as in some Valacyclovir-
Valacyclovir HCL is the active ingredient, but it is first metabolized by the body
into acyclovir. After conversion by the body into several compounds, the final compound
blocks the action of viral enzymes and interrupts viral DNA replication. This, in
turn, can stop the replication of the viruses that cause cold sores. Aside from working
against the herpes family of viruses, Valacyclovir has some activity against cytomegalovirus,
Valacyclovir HCL is taken with or without food, once a day, and according to doctors’
instructions. Valacyclovir HCL is typically offered in tablet form, in both 5000
mg and 1 g dosages. Valacyclovir is taken at the first sign of an outbreak of cold
sores. An overdose of Valacyclovir might lead to vomiting, nausea, headaches, and
diarrhea. Rare side effects of an overdose might include allergies, weakness, constipation,
tremors, fatigue, and anorexia, among others.
Valacyclovir and Acyclovir are similar to each other. However, they should not be taken together.
Valacyclovir is marketed under the brand names Zelitrex (which is available in Australia, Germany, and other countries aside from the U.S.) and Valtrex.
Both Zelitrex and Valtrex are manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, a British multinational company. In the United States, GlaxoSmithKline is based in Philadelphia. It is also the maker of drugs such as Abreva.
Valtrex and Zelitrex can both be purchased online, but it is recommended that they
be purchased at licensed pharmacies such as those at Wal-
Zelitrex, on the other hand, can be purchased online, although it should be taken only with doctors’ recommendations. Prices for Zelitrex will vary around the world.
The reviews for Valacyclovir have been very good so far. Many people report that
it is an effective treatment against breakouts of herpes, and even with repeated
use over a long period of time, the medication still remains effective. However,
not all users report positively on the effects of Valacyclovir on breakouts. For
instance, some users say that Valtrex does not work, or outbreaks continue to occur
periodically even with Valacyclovir.
There are many cold sore treatments on the market, and their price has been reduced
from recent years with the appearance of generic brands. One such brand is Valacyclovir,
which is also marketed as Valtrex. But what exactly is Valacyclovir, how does it
stop the spread of cold sores, and does it work?
Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug that can be used to manage infections caused by
herpes simplex, herpes B, and herpes zoster. It has been available in its generic
form since 2009. Valacyclovir is marketed as Valacyclovir HCL.
Valacyclovir HCL or Valacyclovir hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Valacyclovir-
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