Valtrex Drug

Important Information about Valtrex

  • Its generic name is valacyclovir.
  • It is an antiviral drug which reduces the symptoms of herpes virus. It will not cure entire herpes, but it lowers the growth of symptoms in the body.
  • It must be stored at room temperature and keep away from moisture.
  • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to valacyclovir or acyclovir, if you had bone marrow transplant.

Side Effects of Valtrex are:

  • fever, easy bruising or bleeding
  • Red spots on the skin.
  • bloody diarrhea, vomiting
  • pale or yellowed skin
  • weakness or fainting
  • Urinating less than usual or not at all.
  • Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:

    • Pain in your lower back.
    • Drowsiness, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
    • Swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath.
    • Confusion, agitation, aggression, hallucinations, trouble concentrating.
    • Feeling shaky or unsteady.
    • Problems with speech or vision.
    • Seizure.