Does Valtrex interact with anything?
Some products that may interact with this drug include: other drugs that may cause kidney problems (including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen).
Valacyclovir is very similar to acyclovir.
Do not use medications containing acyclovir while using valacyclovir..
How long after taking Valtrex do symptoms go away?
When taken as soon as you notice a herpes outbreak, valacyclovir can provide relief in as little as two to three days, minimizing symptoms and reducing the risk of you passing genital herpes to sexual partners.
Is Valtrex hard on kidneys?
Valtrex is less likely to cause kidney problems than Acyclovir. Acyclovir is much less expensive because it has been available as a generic drug for a long time. I would suggest that you discuss this with your family physician. It will be important to know why you must take Valtrex or Acyclovir.
Do antivirals weaken immune system?
The inhibitory effects of antivirals on immune cells may contribute to the immune deterioration observed in patients following prolonged use of the drugs.
Can you drink alcohol while taking valacyclovir?
Doctors recommend not to consume alcohol while taking valacyclovir, as the combination of valacyclovir and alcohol can potentially lead to an excessive, dangerous level of dizziness or drowsiness.
Can you drink alcohol while taking antivirals?
Alcohol will not interfere with the way the antiviral drugs works. Acyclovir will still be effective.