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Famciclovir side effects

Famciclovir (Famvir) is a prescription drug used to treat herpes infections caused by the herpes zoster virus (shingles) and herpes simplex virus (cold sores and genital herpes). It is prescribed both...


Valacyclovir while pregnant

Yes, taking antiviral medicines such as valacyclovir (Valtrex) during pregnancy is safe and does not appear to cause birth defects in the majority of patients.  


What is Valacyclovir used for?

Valacyclovir (Valtrex, Zelitrex) is an antiviral drug used to treat viral infections caused by herpes simplex virus (cold sores, genital herpes), herpes zoster (shingles) and varicella zoster (chicken...


Valacyclovir and alcohol

Valacyclovir (also known by the brand name Valtrex) has been available since 1995 and is commonly used to treat herpes simplex (oral and genital), herpes zoster (shingles) and chickenpox in children. ...


Is there a cure for genital herpes?

There is currently no cure available for genital herpes. Most people with genital herpes lead normal lives and manage to control symptoms by preventing herpes outbreaks and taking medications when nec...


Can you get genital herpes from oral sex?

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV 2). More recent studies have shown that type 1 (HSV 1) could also be causing genital herpes.  


Genital herpes vaccine

The herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV 2) is spread via genital contact and oral sex. Once infected, patients remain carriers for life. A large number of people who have HSV will never experience any symptom...


Can you get genital herpes from kissing?

You cannot get genital herpes by kissing someone who has it on the mouth. You can however, catch genital herpes, by kissing the genitals of someone who is affected.  You can also catch oral herpe...

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