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Valcivir (Valacyclovir)

Valcivir (Valacyclovir)


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Valcivir (Valacyclovir) is an antiviral drug agent. It is used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus or HSV, herpes zoster and genital herpes. It is used given for the treatment of infections like:

  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Herpes simplex (genital and oral)
  • Chickenpox (varicella zoster)
  • Cold sores and blisters

Valcivir can stop the growth of the herpes simplex virus. However, it doesn’t cure the infection. It only decreases the severity and length of the outbreak. It helps relieve the pain and discomfort and helps heal the sores faster.

Generic : Valtrex
Active Ingredient's : Valacyclovir
Brand : Valcivir
Manufacturer : Cipla
Pack SizeStrengthPrice 
6-tablet-s 500mg $33.60
6-tablet-s 1000mg $67.20


Why buy Valcivir (Valacyclovir) for viral infections?

Valcivir is a potent antiviral medication that can treat a variety of infections caused by viruses. It is FDA approved since 1995. It is a pro-drug of Acyclovir that is readily absorbed into acyclovir in the liver. Valcivir 500 mg is available here for reasonable price.

How does Valcivir (Valacyclovir) work?

Valcivir contains Valacyclovir as an active ingredient. It is an antiviral drug that can stop the growth of the virus. However, it’s not the active drug that produces the antiviral action. It gets converted into acyclovir in the liver. The converted acyclovir inhibits the polymerase enzyme of the DNA that causes chain termination.

How to take Valcivir (Valacyclovir)?

Your dose depends on your condition, the severity of your condition, your gender, weight and age. The usual recommended dose is:

For Genital herpes: 1000 mg two times a day for 10 days

For shingles: 1000 mg three times a day for 7days

Recurrent genital herpes: 1000 mg daily depending upon the recurrence

Cold sores: 2000 mg every 12 hours

Take Valcivir exactly as directed by your physician. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Continue your treatment as long as your doctor prescribes it. For cold sores, start taking this medication at the first sign. This drug works best if it is used within 48 hours after the first symptoms occur.

What are the side effects of Valcivir (Valacyclovir)?

Valcivir may cause some undesired side effects like any other medications. Common side effects are:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Menstrual pain
  • Headache
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Unexplained weight loss

Serious side effects are:

  • Bloody Diarrhea
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Less urination
  • Speech problems
  • Confusion and agitation

Warnings and Precautions

Below are things that you must consider when taking Valcivir.

  • Do not take this medication if:
    • You are prone to allergies
    • You have a kidney problem
    • Have had a bone marrow transplantation
    • Have HIV/ AIDS or other condition that weakens the immune system
    • You are allergic to the active ingredients of Valcivir
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while using this medication
  • Always take this medication as per prescription

Additional information

Pack Size

30 Tablet/s, 6 Tablet/s, 60 Tablet/s, 90 Tablet/s


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