10 patient evaluations for Valacyclovir

Jun 27, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cold sore (herpes simplex))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for encephalitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Start as soon as you notice symptom
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 25, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cold sore (herpes simplex))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take a pill whenever you first feel the smallest symptom, even if you're not sure it's herpes. Continue for about 7 days or so - so that it doesn't linger and come back right away.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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May 5, 2014 (Started Jun 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for shingles (herpes zoster))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: due to frequency of my shingles outbreaks, i always kept it onhand and then one day my Dr. suggest we try a daily dose which has worked well at keeping the outbreaks under control. when i did not take daily, I could tell when the shingles were coming on and would start taking as soon as possible. The sooner I started taking the better off I was. The quicker it was gone.

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Sep 13, 2013 (Started Sep 06, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for eczema herpeticum)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for herpes outbreak)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One week at 1g three times a day has not had the dramatic effect expected. I still have a patch of weeping/crusting eczema and my face still has a dry rash that has not improved in the last three days of treatment. Reconsidering the diagnosis now.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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