Valtrex Oral Tablet 1G Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Valtrex: Oral tablet (1g)

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Valtrex 1g Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: Valtrex 1 gram 

What is this Medicine?

VALACYCLOVIR (val ay SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles. This medicine will not cure herpes.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Valtrex: Oral tablet(1g)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Valtrex 1g Tablet

NDC: 001730565
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Herpes Zoster (shingles) Infection, Herpes Genitalis Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Encephalitis, Varicella (chickenpox) Infection, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease Prophylaxis, Herpes Simplex Infection Prophylaxis, Varicella (chickenpox) Infection Prophylaxis, Acute Retinal Necrosis (ARN), Bell's Palsy

Storage Information
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F
Valtrex 1g Tablet
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GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: Valtrex 1 gram 
Shape: oblong
Color: blue

Reported Side Effects for Valtrex 1g Tablet

Low Platelet Count Incidence:
0.1-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
0.2-0.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.6-18.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.0-16.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Runny Nose Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
3.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
5.0-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
5.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
11.0-38.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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