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valtrex after acyclovir

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pazdelmar

Hi!

I've been on suppresive therapy with acyclovir twice a day. I just changed to valtrex. Does anyone know if the the suppresion is affected by the change? I mean, Do i have to abstain from having sex to give valtrex time to work?

Thank you!

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ntdc

acyclovir and valtrex is really no different if they give you the equivalent dose it should just be easier to take.

you probably dont need to abstain if you are switching from one to the other with no break but you might want to check with your doctor.

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pazdelmar

Thank you!

Well I was taking acyclovir 400mg twice a day and now I'm taking valtrex 500 once a day. My Dr. said that because valtrex is time released, a lower dose is given and it has the same effects as the dose I was taking of acyclovir.

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