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Can You Get Valtrex (Valacyclovir) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Valtrex (Valacyclovir) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Valtrex (Valacyclovir). Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Valtrex, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.


What Is Valtrex (Valacyclovir)?

Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat infections caused by viruses such as herpes simplex and varicella zoster. It can be used to treat outbreaks of genital herpes and may help reduce the number of possible additional outbreaks.

Valtrex can also be used to treat adults for shingles caused by the varicella  zoster virus. In children, Valtrex can be used to treat cold sores that are on the mouth and caused by chickenpox (varicella zoster) and the herpes simplex virus. Brand name Valacyclovir is often sold under the name Valtrex.

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Sometimes also called “Valaciclovir,” this medication is an antiviral used to treat outbreaks of herpes simplex, herpes labialis, and herpes zoster. In some cases, doctors might also prescribe it to prevent cytomegalovirus in high-risk patients who undergo kidney transplants. Brand name Valacyclovir is often sold under the name Valtrex.

For maximum effectiveness, Valtrex should be taken at the first sign of a herpes outbreak. The medication works best when taken at evenly spaced intervals, which keeps the amount of medication at a consistent level in your body. 

Since there is no cure for herpes, the virus continues to live in your body between outbreaks. However, Valtrex decreases both the severity and the length of outbreaks. 

Valtrex can be taken with or without food. The dosage and treatment of this medication depend on your medical condition. It should be noted that people with kidney disease should have a reduced dosage of this medication. Dosage for various conditions may include the following:

  • Chickenpox: For cases of chickenpox, the usual dose is 20 mg/kg three times a day for 5 days. It is recommended that treatment is started at the earliest sign of symptoms.
  • Cold Sores: The dosage for cold sores is 2,000 mg every 12 hours for 1 day.
  • Genital Herpes: The dosage for an initial episode of genital herpes is 1,000 mg two times daily for 10 days. In the case of recurrent genital herpes, the dose is commonly 500 mg two times a day for 3 days.
  • Shingles: Also known as herpes zoster, shingles is usually treated with 1,000 mg of Valtrex three times a day for 7 days. Treatment should begin at the first appearance of a rash.

“To help clear up your infection, keep taking valacyclovir for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days,” according to Mayo Clinic. “Do not miss any doses. However, do not use this medicine more often or for a longer time than your doctor ordered.”

In one study, Valtrex was shown to prevent the spread of the genital herpes virus from one sexual partner to another. It is estimated that genital herpes affects one in five adults. Many people who are infected may not know because they present with little to no symptoms.

In a New England Journal of Medicine study, monogamous couples who were heterosexual were asked to use condoms during sexual intercourse. In previous research studies, many couples who had been instructed to use condoms for the study did not follow these instructions.

The study showed that the chances of the partner contracting herpes without showing symptoms was reduced by 50%. In addition, the chance of getting herpes and showing symptoms was reduced by 77%.

Although Valtrex is not a cure for herpes, it may reduce your symptoms by slowing down the growth of the virus, decreasing symptoms of pain and itchiness, and helping to prevent new sores. This can give your body’s immune system time to fight off the infection and reduce the number of future outbreaks.

Side effects of Valtrex are generally mild. Some common side effects of Valtrex include:

  • Cold symptoms
  • Abdominal pain
  • Joint pain
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Reduced white blood cell count
  • Increase in liver enzymes

Serious side effects are less common but more likely to occur in elderly patients. These symptoms may include:

  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium
  • Increased heart rate
  • Encephalopathy
  • High blood pressure
  • Lowered number of blood platelets
  • Seizures

The herpes virus can be passed on to your partner even if you are symptom-free. It is always a good idea to use a method of barrier birth control such as a condom or a dental dam. You may want to avoid kissing or close contact with others until your cold sores have completely healed.

Be sure to tell your doctor about any existing medical conditions before taking Valtrex, such as a weak immune system or if you have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Let your doctor know about any current medications you are taking, even vitamins or herbal supplements.

Taking Valtrex can be harmful to your kidneys, especially if you take it in conjunction with other medications that can also harm your kidneys. Talk with your doctor about any history of kidney disease, any prior history of kidney or bone marrow transplants, or if you are on kidney dialysis treatment.

Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking Valtrex. This medication does not show to be harmful to an unborn child but it does pass into your breast milk if you are breastfeeding.

Yes, you can request a Valtrex (Valacyclovir) prescription online by scheduling a medical consultation with a licensed medical doctor. If your doctor determines that you would qualify for a prescription after a medical evaluation, they will then electronically send the prescription to a nearby pharmacy of your choice to fill. To learn more, book an appointment today with our board-certified doctors.

Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.

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