What are the long term side effects of Valtrex?
Another potential long-term side effect of valacyclovir usage is HUS/TTP, or hemolytic-uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
These similar disorders can lead to the destruction of red blood cells and a low platelet count, preventing your blood’s ability to clot..
How long does Valtrex stay in the body?
Because valacyclovir is a prodrug, it’s only active in your body for a short period of time after it’s taken. On its own, its half-life is approximately 30 minutes. However, once valacyclovir has converted into acyclovir, it has a half-life of 2.5 to 3.3 hours in people with normal renal function.
Is Valtrex hard on kidneys?
Valtrex is less likely to cause kidney problems than Acyclovir. Acyclovir is much less expensive because it has been available as a generic drug for a long time. I would suggest that you discuss this with your family physician. It will be important to know why you must take Valtrex or Acyclovir.
Can you drink alcohol while taking Valtrex?
There are no specific warnings about drinking alcohol while taking Valtrex, but you should speak with your doctor, and it may be best to avoid alcohol when using this treatment. If you drink alcohol while taking Valtrex, it can make the symptoms of the medication worse.
Does Valtrex make you pee?
It won’t necessarily make you pee more, but you should drink plenty of water while taking Valtrex to help the kidneys process it as best they can.
What happens if you take Valtrex everyday?
A new study shows that daily therapy with the antiviral drug Valtrex significantly lowers the risk of transmitting genital herpes among heterosexual couples in which one partner is infected with the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).