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difficultroadahead

valtrex dosage

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difficultroadahead

Hi Is anyone out there that takes valtrex 500mg every 48 hours instead of 24 and is it helping I am on 500mg once a day but going to start fasting soon so I dont want it to be taxing on my body so I would like to do it once every 48hrs. the medical insert says patients with kidney problems can take it once every 48hrs Thoughts anyone Thanks

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difficultroadahead

Wilsolnaus can I have your thoughts on this

Thanks

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WilsoInAus
On 4/8/2020 at 8:17 PM, difficultroadahead said:

Hi Is anyone out there that takes valtrex 500mg every 48 hours instead of 24 and is it helping I am on 500mg once a day but going to start fasting soon so I dont want it to be taxing on my body so I would like to do it once every 48hrs. the medical insert says patients with kidney problems can take it once every 48hrs Thoughts anyone Thanks

Sorry, missed this at the time.

Acyclovir and derivatives need to be held at a certain concentration in the body. Ideally you'd take it continuously but in practice twice a day is considered practically optimal.

Hence taking the tablet each 48 hours means that you will not be keeping the concentration that consistently and its effectiveness will reduce - maybe by a fair bit.

Unless you have kidney problems then there is no extra tax from acyclovir when you are fasting compared to when you are not.

Fasting itself would have a neutral to detrimental impact on herpes. Fasting for a day for example usually doesn't do much harm, but longer and frequently can lead to deficiency in levels of essential elements and minerals. Make sure the health benefits you are actually obtaining from fasting outweigh these risks.

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Fasting is a vital tool that has various health benefits and other members on this platform have reported a decrease in their herpes symptoms due to the their fasting protocols. @VVK is one such member that adheres to the 16:8 protocol.  Fasting for 16 hours per day while eating for 8.

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difficultroadahead

hi Guys

thanks for the replies

we fasting for 30 days its Ramadaan

on the valtrex medical insert it says patients with kidney problems can take valtrex once every 48hrs,that's the recommended dosage for those patients so I've decided to try that

seems ok so far

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