Valtrex Side Effects

There are many mild Valtrex Side Effects as with all medications.  Typically the side effects of these antiviral medicines are normally quite minimum (if any) in most people BUT there are some side effects that are more common. These include headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hair loss, joint pain and a general feeling of sickness.

The less serious side effects of valacyclovir are mentioned above but also include stomach pain, dizziness, feelings of fatigue, depression, menstrual pain, stuffy nose, sore throat and you may even notice mild skin rashes.

A rare but serious side effect of valacyclovir is that it can be damaging to a person’s kidneys. Kidney damage is increased when it’s used in combination with other medications that are known to be harmful to the kidneys.

You should stop using valacyclovir immediately if you begin to experience a fever, if you begin to bruise and/or bleed easily (from a small scrape that would not typically cause excessive bleeding), if you begin to see red spots on your skin that’s not related to the herpes simplex virus, bloody diarrhea, yellow or pale skin, weakness, fainting, less frequent urination or none at all. All of these symptoms could indicate damaged red blood cells.

You should immediately cease taking any of herpes medications and seek emergency medical attention immediately if you are experiencing severe symptoms of an allergic reaction to the medicines.

These symptoms include; itching and or swelling in and around your mouth, tongue and face, severe feelings of dizziness, and breathing troubles.

Although Valtrex does have some mainly minor side effects, caution should always be used when taking any prescription medicine.  Valtrex is considered to be safe and very few people experience severe effects. To reduce the genital herpes medications side effects, Valtrex or should be taken with food.

Before taking any genital herpes medicine you should always have a complete medical history review with your doctor. You should always tell your doctor about any kidney problems or conditions and immune system deficiencies. Make sure that you inform your health care provider of any and all prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements that you are currently taking. Some of these may produce adverse effects or increase the side effects of the antiviral drugs.

You should always study your options and the different treatment methods doctors’ use when prescribing antiviral drugs for genital herpes. You should also study the benefits of taking the genital herpes medications and if the benefits outweighs the potential side effects.


Learn More About Herpes Medication and Their Side Effects


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