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Allergic reaction to valtrex?

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Mapa

This is my second outbreak in more than four years apart from the first. Or at least that the symptoms are noticeable enough. The first time I was prescribed acyclovir but this time I was prescribed valacyclovir (generic for valtrex). I'm on my third pill and just developed a mild reddish rash not itchy in my forearms. Has anyone experienced something like this?

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WilsoInAus

It is indeed possible, directly or indirectly depending on what other allergies you may have.

It may also be due to something else. Speak with your doctor who may consider trying acyclovir which is gentler.

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