|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|6 Tablet/s||US$ 1.50||US$ 9.00|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 1.30||US$ 39.0013%US$ 45.00|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 1.07||US$ 64.0029%US$ 90.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 1.02||US$ 91.5032%US$ 135.00|
Valcivir 500 mg contains Valacyclovir Hydrochloride, an antiviral agent that is used to treat the infections caused by HSV or herpes simplex virus. Herpes simplex virus, HSV-I &HSV-II, are responsible for causing cold sores and genital herpes, respectively. This medicine heals the painful blisters and sores caused by these viruses. Valacyclovir tablet is a pro-drug of acyclovir, and hence it is readily absorbed and converted into acyclovir by the liver.
Usage in brief
Cold sore and blisters:Cold sores are the infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. In this infection, the fluid-filled blister is formed on the various areas of face, body and also on the mucous membrane. These blisters leave the area red and swollen. The blisters usually heal in a few weeks, but they can reappear.
Genital herpes:Genital herpes are the infection passed down during sexual intercourse from one infected partner to the other. These sores can be found on the membranes of the genitals and sometimes around the opening of the rectum.
Valacyclovir is converted into acyclovir by the liver. Acyclovir then blocks the DNA polymerase enzyme, inhibiting the viral DNA replication. The process of cell growth and division stops, and the cell is not able to spread in the whole body, and this finally helps to heal the symptoms of infection and prepare the body to fight off the infections. Valacyclovir does not cure the herpes infection, as the virus can lie dormant in the body for a very long time and can re-attack once the immune system of the body becomes weak.
The dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your doctor will determine your dosage after examining you properly. The tablet must be swallowed with a glass full of water, with or without food. The dose must be according to the doctor. It is generally taken twice daily depending upon the age and the condition it is being given for. Follow the directions given by the doctor on your prescription carefully and take it exactly as directed by the doctor. Discuss the time of the day the drug should be taken with your doctor and take the tablet as prescribed by him. Take the dose at the correct time and that too the right quantity because the improvement of the condition of the patient depends upon the correct dose taken at the exact time. Continue treatment if the doctor prescribes, and if the cold sore does not heal after this time, treatment may continue for up to a further five days. If you are not fully recovered even after ten days or if your cold sore has become very severe, consult your doctor.
Avoid touching the sores unnecessarily. Keep regular contact with your doctor in case of emergency. Wear loose-fitting clothes. Keep the lesions clean and dry. Do not give Valcivir 200 mg tablet to the child until prescribed by a doctor. Before taking valacyclovir, tell your doctor if you are also using Methotrexate, Sirolimus or Tacrolimus, Certain antibiotics such as Bacitracin, streptomycin, or Vancomycin etc., cancer medicines, medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, and certain painkillers like ibuprofen, diclofenac or naproxen. Avoid taking medication and also consult your doctor if you are taking any OTC or herbal medicines. Ask your doctor to get the full list of the drugs needed to be avoided while taking the medication as they may interfere it and can worsen the situation. Your doctor is fully aware of the drug to be avoided. Also tell him about the herbal or OTC medicine that you are taking, or you have been taking. Never start a new medication without the information of the doctor.
Nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, fatigue are commonly reported with the use of Valcivir 500 mg. Potentially fatal adverse effects of the medicine include severe and life-threatening hepatotoxic and skin reaction.