Valaciclovir (INN) or valacyclovir (USAN) is an antiviral drug used in the management of herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug, being converted in vivo to aciclovir. It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under the trade name Valtrex or Zelitrex. As of November 25, 2009 (2009 -11-25)update, Valacyclovir is being marketed in generic form in the United States by Ranbaxy Laboratories.

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Valtrex Discussions

  1. link Flower1
    Stoped shingles outbreak
    This medication started on day ONE of outbreak works to decrease size and duration of the attack. Taken with food decreases nausea . . . well worth fe - 19% more...
    Flower1- over a year ago - in Valtrex
  2. link Lilly_bee
    valtrex generic not the same at Valtrex!!
    insurance company swapped me to generic. co-pay now $4.oo less than before, but still over $80.oo!! The Valtrex brand name works and worked great for - 76% more...
    Lilly_bee- over a year ago - in Valtrex
  3. link Lilly_bee
    valtrex generic not the same at Valtrex!!
    insurance company swapped me to generic. co-pay now $4.oo less than before, but still over $80.oo!! The Valtrex brand name works and worked great for - 76% more...
    Lilly_bee- over a year ago - in Valtrex
  4. link Regg19w
    water retention
    side effect with Valtrex .. does it cause water retention
    Regg19w- over a year ago - in Valtrex
  5. link Sam78
    Valtrex bad enough
    It made me feel bad. it made me tired and i had some nausea (not too bad). i already felt bad enough so it wasn't worth it. it helped clear up my outb - 37% more...
    Sam78- over a year ago - in Valtrex
  6. link Robinhodge
    Valtrex cold sores, lethargy, crap
    Lethargy, wanting to sleep all the time and it did not get rid of my cold sores but made me feel like crap.
    Robinhodge- over a year ago - in Valtrex
  7. link Leya100
    Valtrex heartburn
    heartburn
    Leya100- over a year ago - in Valtrex
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