Is Valtrex prescibed for anything other then Genital Herpes?

  1. Wondering....is it commonly used for oral cold sores also? Or just gential herpes?
    Last edit by KayceeLeeRN on Aug 13, '06
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  3. by   tridil2000
    Quote from nurse2be1206
    Wondering....is it commonly used for oral cold sores also? Or just gential herpes?
    yes, it is also for cold sores.

    take 2 grams as soon as the cold sore starts.
  4. by   NJNursing
    Yup - I take it for cold sores. I get two 1 gram pills that I take once when I feel my lip tingling and it goes away without ever materializing. I love that stuff!
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from nurse2be1206
    wondering....is it commonly used for oral cold sores also? or just gential herpes?
    [font="comic sans ms"]shingles. i've had them on my face several times, and keep valtrex at home so i can start it immediately when i feel an outbreak coming on.
  6. by   papergirlRN
    Someone in my family suffers from Bell's Palsy. Whenever this strikes him, he takes an antiviral - usually Valtrex.
  7. by   KayceeLeeRN
    Quote from NJNursing
    Yup - I take it for cold sores. I get two 1 gram pills that I take once when I feel my lip tingling and it goes away without ever materializing. I love that stuff!

    hmmm...so u wouldnt have an ENTIRE bottle just lying around, would ya?
  8. by   caroladybelle
    We use it in leukemics undergoing intense chemo w/extreme immunosuppression as viral prophylaxis.

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