What is Valtrex?
Valtrex is an anti-viral medicine that stops the herpes virus spreading through the body, slashes recovery time and helps treat the pain associated with outbreaks. These actions help your body to fight an outbreak more efficiently.
It’s not possible to cure herpes, but Valtrex tablets help you to manage the condition. You can buy Valtrex tablets online from HealthExpress.eu if you complete a consultation with one of our registered doctors. If approved, we will send your Valtrex tablets to you via free next-day delivery, so you can begin treating your herpes symptoms as soon as possible.
What are the benefits of Valtrex?
Valtrex contains the active ingredient valacyclovir, which provides symptomatic relief from herpes in just 24 hours. It can slash the duration of a genital herpes infection to as little as five days, cut the length of cold sores by one to two days and reduce the spread of a shingles rash by a third.
How does it work?
Valacyclovir - the active ingredient - is a pro-drug. This means it’s administered in a less effective form, and becomes active inside cells infected with the herpes virus. When active, valacyclovir blocks the action of a viral enzyme that allows the virus to copy genetic material in order to multiply and survive.
By blocking this action, valacyclovir stops the virus from multiplying which controls the infection and helps the immune system to deal with the infection. It won’t cure the virus, but it will fight and force the herpes virus into a dormant state.
Who can take it?
You can take Valtrex if you’ve contracted the herpes virus and you want to treat an outbreak or prevent future outbreaks. If you have decreased kidney or liver function you won’t be able to buy Valtrex tablets. If you’re pregnant it should only be used with great caution, but because Valtrex valacyclovir can pass into breast milk it shouldn’t be used by breastfeeding mothers.
You should make sure you tell your doctor about any medication you’re taking and any historic or present health conditions, because it can affect whether it’s safe for you to be exposed to valacyclovir.
How do you take Valtrex?
If you can expose the virus to valacyclovir within 48 hours of noticing symptoms, it will be more effective. Valtrex tablets are effective at treating cold sores, shingles and genital herpes. The dose of each Valtrex tablet will differ according to the condition you’re treating:
- To treat the first cold sore attack, take two 500mg Valtrex tablets per day for up to ten days. Recurrent outbreaks should be treated with two 500mg Valtrex tablets per day for three to five days.
- To treat shingles, take two 500mg Valtrex tablets three times a day for a seven-day period
- To treat the first outbreak of genital herpes, take two 500mg Valtrex tablets per day for up to ten days. If you are treating recurrent outbreaks, two 500mg tablets should be taken daily for three to five days. Valtrex can also be used as a long-term treatment for genital herpes when a single 500mg tablet is taken daily.
You can build up a level of valacyclovir in the body by taking Valtrex tablets every day, which helps the body force the virus into a dormant state.
Are there any side effects?
All prescription medications can cause side effects, and as a general rule your chances of developing them increase in line with your dosage or length of treatment. The more commonly reported side effects of valacyclovir include headaches, abdominal pain, drowsiness, confusion, skin reactions and disturbances of liver function.
If you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction, you should immediately stop taking Valtrex tablets and seek urgent medical assistance. If your side effects are severe or concern you, you should also seek medical help.
How do you buy Valtrex online?
You can buy Valtrex from HealthExpress.eu if you complete an online consultation with one of our registered doctors. If they decide it’s a safe antiviral for you, they will write a prescription for Valtrex. We’ll dispatch it for free next-day delivery once our registered pharmacy has dispensed your Valtrex.