IS GENITAL HERPES?
you notice a rash, chafing, pimples or sores of any kind in the genital
area, it could be herpes. In order to be sure if you have herpes, you must
have a physical exam by your doctor. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted
disease caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once you are infected
the virus remains in your body the rest of your life and one often as recurrent
outbreaks. Herpes is spread through direct body contact and once
infected you can spread the virus to others even when there are no active
sores present. Genital herpes presents itself with blister-like sore
on the genitals or buttocks that recur from 4 to more than
12 times a year and each outbreak if left untreated can last about 7 to
IS VALTREX & HOW DOES IT WORK?
(valacyclovir HCL) is the first and only once/day anti viral medicine
that is a PROVEN to shorten herpes outbreaks and to prevent them from happening.
Valtrex is FDA approved as an effective treatment for recurrent genital
herpes in adults with normal immune systems. In clinical studies
Valtrex has been shown to decrease the pain and shorten the time of herpes
outbreaks. Also, Valtrex when taken daily decreases the risk of recurrences
and for some completely suppresses recurrences for up to a year.
Valtrex works by disrupting the process by which herpes virus replicate
itself. Although Valtrex, if taken daily, may suppress further
herpes outbreaks, it is NOT a cure and you still can potentially infect
VALTREX WORK FOR ME? WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS?
is the only proven once/day treatment that both treats a herpes outbreak
and if taken regularly may even suppress all further outbreaks. If
you have ever been diagnosed by a physician to have genital herpes and
suffer from recurrent outbreaks then VALTREX may work for you.
DO I TAKE VALTREX?
you have only infrequent outbreaks, you can take Valtrex at the first signs
of an outbreak or even as soon as you start to feel a tingling sensation.
If you have several painful outbreaks a year, if an outbreak causes
you emotional distress or interferes with your social life, or if anticipation
of an outbreak causes you anxiety and tension, daily suppressive therapy
may be right for you. By taking just one pill a day you may even
suppress outbreaks altogether. A doctor consultation is necessary
to determine if Valtrex therapy is right for you. Medical Wellness
Center provides FREE online physician consults, if Valtrex is not right
for you, there is no charge for the consult.
IF I MISS A DOSE?
you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember; do NOT take it
if it is near the time for the next dose, instead just skip the missed
dose and resume your usual dosage schedule. DO NOT Double-up the
dose to catch up.
LONG DO I HAVE TO TAKE VALTREX?
45 million Americans alone, have genital herpes and many have it and don't
even know. Once you are infected you are never cured and may be contagious
even during asymptomatic times. For an acute outbreak, Valtrex is
most effective if taken within 48 hours when the rash first appears but
may be taken at the first signs of tingling. You take Valtrex twice
a day for 5 days during an acute outbreak. Valtrex will shorten the duration
of the outbreak, decrease the pain, and decreases viral shedding.
For suppressive treatment to prevent future outbreaks, rather than waiting
for an outbreak to begin treatment, you take one pill every day.
TAKING VALTREX CAN I STILL SPREAD THE VIRUS?
There is no cure for herpes. Valtrex decreases the amount of viral
shedding by as much as 50% in some cases, but Valtrex is NOT a cure.
Once you have herpes, even if you don't have active outbreaks you are always
potentially contagious and must always take necessary precautions!
ARE THE SIDE
EFFECTS OF VALTREX?
most common side effects are generally mild: headache, nausea, abdominal
pain diarrhea and dizziness. In clinical studies of up to one year
suppressive therapy the most common side effects reported were headache,
nausea, and abdominal pain. During the first several days of treatment
as your body adjusts to the medication you may exprience nausea, vomiting,
headache, loss of appetite, weakness, stomach pains or dizziness.
These symptions should go away in a few days, if they continue and worsen
WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS
In order to proceed to the medical consultation, you must go to the next
page and read the contraindications and verify that you do not have any
of the contraindications, you are not pregnant and are not breast feeding,
and understand that if you have AIDS, a suppressed immune system, a bone
marrow or kidney transplant, any organ transplant or kidney disease you
must NOT take VALTREX! Patients with advanced HIV disease and bone
marrow recipients and kidney transplant patients have been known to get
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic puerpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome when taking
8 grams per day during clinical trials.
NO circumstance is any child under the age of 18, anyone with an
organ transplant, kidney disease or advanced HIV to take Valtrex.