About Valtrex (Prescription Drug)

Valtrex is a brand name for valacyclovir. It is used to treat herpes zoster (shingles) and genital herpes. It does not cure herpes infections but decreases pain and itching, helps sores to heal, and prevents new ones from forming.

Learn more about Valtrex in our Valtrex Community Report.

KatB's Valtrex History (Ongoing)
Valtrex (valacyclovir)
1000 mg Daily Aug 15, 2012 - Last Update

KatB's Valtrex is for…

  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Epstein-Barr virus

KatB's side effects of Valtrex…

  • Migraine headaches Mar 15, 2011


Apr 21, 2012

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
< $25 monthly