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If you use Valtrex, please help others by sharing your experience with side effects. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.


Can I take the same dose?
Date: 12/4/2016
I am taking for cold sores. I take 4 500mg pills at first sign, then again 12 hours later. I did that 6 days ago and those cold sores, 4 of them, have almost healed. Today I have 3 more that are coming out, can I take the same dose again?
Nadine

AskDocWeb: Whenever you have a question regarding safe dosage it is best to ask your own doctor or healthcare provider. What might be safe for one person may prove fatal for someone who has a different BMI, health history, other health concerns, etc..


Dizzy and shaking
Date: 1/25/2017
My mom has been on valacyclovir HCL 1 gram and she was only on it for four days it made her very dizzy to the point where she wanted to faint and shaky, just very out of it. It was like she was drunk but worse she stopped taking it that day and now she has been off of it for almost two days and she still has the side effects of being dizzy and shaking and not with it. Just not as bad as when she was taking them is there a reason why she is still feeling the side effects?
Amanda

AskDocWeb: It is possible that there is something else going on that is unrelated to the medication. Sounds like this needs to be discussed with her doctor.


Chronic spinal pain
Date: 2/25/2017
Valtrex. I am under treatment for shingles and postherpatic neuralgia. I have had severe and chronic spinal pain and sciatica for 2 years after being ill for 7 days with a high fever. This diagnosis has only been confirmed by taking Valtrex to relieve the pain. I had a cold sore on my lip and when I took Valtrex for it, my pain miraculously improved so I am taking it until I see an infectious disease doctor for a lumbar puncture. I also have Hashimoto's Throiditis. I noticed if I miss a dose my pain comes back and I feel achey and fatigued. Is that common? Also, will a lumbar puncture confirm a herpes zoster diagnosis even though I have been taking Valtrex for a couple weeks?
Patricia


Can the side effect be permanent?
Date: 3/23/2017
Can you tell me please if side effects can continue on after stopping taking Valtrex? Can the side effect be permanent?
Tami


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