Jump to content
Connect Anonymously for Herpes Support.
Sign in to follow this  
greatday

How many days can you take Valtrex?

Recommended Posts

I know this seems like a stupid question, but I was prescribed valtrex three days ago in the emergency room for a miserable outbreak (only my second and I was diagnosed three years ago HSV1) in my cervix and on my vulva. I have now used up the three days scrip but I am still having sores and pain.

I have a refill for the valtrex. what i want to know is can you keep taking it longer than 3 days? I have been taking 2 (500 mg) tablets a day. I don't have a doctor to call and I don't want to sit in emergency for 8 hours again:-D

I asked the pharmacist if i could refill and keep taking it and she said well it depends on what your treating.

I don't know what she means.

Have any of you taken Valtrex longer than 3 days? Also, is it safe..I mean is it one of those drugs we're going to see on commercials with lawyers asking us to sue in a few years???

I hate meds. If i don't take the valtrex will the herpes go away on its own?

What is the normal amount of time for a herpes outbreak to last. I am on my 10th day...is this normal?

Thank you for any help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

people on suppressive therapy take 500-1,000mg daily, this is a common dose but you might want to check with a doctor first just in case. you can probably call the hospital and schedule an appt or talk to the prescribing doctor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have taken anti-virals for years with no problems

When I am dating someone I take 400 mg of Acyclovir (cheaper versus Valtrex) daily. I have been doing so for years with no side effects.

Walmart carries Acyclovir for $4 for a 90 prescription.

Good luck!

JB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My doctor prescribed 1 gram Valtrex tablets 2 times a day for 10 days when I had my first outbreak. My boyfriend got the same exact dosage. I would definitely ask for a higher dosage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Herpes Dating Web Site

    Guest, would you like to try dating another Herpster in your area?

    Search Now
  • Newbies

  • Latest Buzz

    • Mantis
      No I didn't ever have hsv 1 before (was tested in spring). This was a recent exposure. The ex had an outbreak on his genitalia so I got tested. No symptoms but positive for hsv 1 now so how do I know if it's cold sores or gHSV1 
    • hopeing
      If you've never had any symptom I expect you prob have HSV1 from childhood and not genitally.
    • Soconfused2
      I have hsv1, i got off of birth control about  9 months ago, so i dont think this can still be hormonal acne. Why is this happening too meee. Its just getting worse overtime and ive had this happening for a good 3 weeks now just getting worse and worse. They are mostly on my cheek area, but i will get occasional single pimples around hairline or forehead . This is the worst its been! Anyone else have had this issue ? Its gross
    • IcantThinkofaName
      yeah, I got HSV from him and HPV . I'm pretty sure the HPV is from him too but no way to be 100%. I have never tested positive for that before though. The coincidence is too much.   How to trust somebody?? I really don't need any more gifts.
    • Mackie82
      Since he has given your H then I advise you to make sure that  he's not giving New gift this time  ( another lovely virus) otherwise have sex as you like but not with ob's. I say that because it happened with so many people and I don't want to mane any. Thanks 
    • Mantis
      I'm so confused! My IgM was positive yesterday and today I found out the IgG test came back that I am negative for HSV2 but showed evidence of IgG for HSV 1 (she said I needed to retest in 3 months).  I've never had ANY symptoms ever. So do I tell people I have genital herpes or do I tell them I just have cold sores virus?  I have no way of know if I have it on my mouth or below! What do I do??? 
  • Trending

×