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is 450mg 2 times a day Valacyclovir enough for recurrent OB

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In China the dosage available of Valacyclovir is 150mg or 300mg only . So rather 300mg three times a day, during a outbreak is it all right to have 450mg two times a day. The doctors here are not even sure about the CDC recomended dosage really weird.. 

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doh!

Yes. I have taken 3x500mg during severe outbreaks, then dialled it back to 2x500mg until the outbreak is over.
1x500mg does little more (for me) than applying cream and riding it out. 

I take 1x500mg when I feel any symptoms of an oncoming outbreak (hey if I'm wrong, no harm done).

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PurpleandGray
On December 16, 2016 at 0:19 PM, adiebear said:

Yes. I have taken 3x500mg during severe outbreaks, then dialled it back to 2x500mg until the outbreak is over.
1x500mg does little more (for me) than applying cream and riding it out. 

I take 1x500mg when I feel any symptoms of an oncoming outbreak (hey if I'm wrong, no harm done).

Are you on suppressive therapy? Is taking 500mg two times daily ok for suppressive therapy if I'm still getting outbreaks on 500mg daily? 

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doh!

No, I have never been on suppressive therapy. Terribly expensive here in South Africa.
I bought a bunch from a UK penpal and dose myself according to my symptoms.
2x500mg sounds a lot to me, but I'm no doctor/expert.

When I am under stress- especially when travelling- I take 1x500mg.

The doc I have been going to (Who's specialist husband has Hsv1) started me on 2z500mg 3 times daily for outbreaks. Knocked me sideways.
The most I have needed is 4x500mg a day and topical cream (typically Fenivir). Everyone is different.

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