Generic Valtrex is a high-quality analogue of Indian Valtrex. It is an antiviral drug for treating infections like herpes, chickenpox, cold sores, and shingles. The manufacturer is Cipla, which belongs to the leading pharma companies and has a range of different medications and products for personal care...
Generic Valtrex (Valacyclovir)
Generic Valtrex is a high-quality analogue of Indian Valtrex. It is an antiviral drug for treating infections like herpes, chickenpox, cold sores, and shingles. The manufacturer is Cipla, which belongs to the leading pharma companies. It has 34 manufacturing units in 8 locations across India and has presence in 170 countries. Cipla has a range of different medications and products for personal care.
The active ingredient is Valacyclovir 0.5/1g, which blocks the synthesis of viral DNA and viral replication.
The patient should take Generic Valtrex by mouth with/without food. Dosing schedule is prescribed individually depending on the endeixis. Therapy is recommended to start as early as possible. Acyclovir 200mg is also an antiviral drug, which has similar action and treats the same problems.
- For the treatment of herpes zoster prescribed 1 g, 3 times a day, for 7 days.
- For the treatment of diseases caused by Herpes simplex - 500 mg, 2 times a day.
Duration of treatment is 3-5 days.To the patients with renal compromise, the dose schedule is fixed depending on the creatine clearance.
Contra indications: kidney disease, pregnancy, bone marrow, allergic reaction to valacyclovir, breast-feeding, AIDS.
Generic Valtrex may interact with probenecid, cimetidine.
Side effects you need to pay attention to: tremor, hallucinations, aggressive behavior, allergic reactions, itching, stomach pain, problems with talking, walking, balance, trouble passing urine.
Common side effects: headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea.
In patients with severe immunodeficiency who was receiving high doses of valaciclovir (8 g/day) for a long time, occurred thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and renal failure. It should be noted that the relationship between the development of side reactions and the use of valaciclovir has not been conclusively established.
Elderly patients during treatment need to increase liquid intake.
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