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Valtrex (Valacyclovir)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Valtrex500 mg
Valtrex1000 mg

Generic Equivalent of Valtrex

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Valacyclovir500 mg
Valacyclovir1000 mg

Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Valtrex?

Valtrex is an anti-viral drug and a prescription is required to acquire Valtrex from our verified online pharmacies.

What Is Valtrex Used for?

Valtrex is prescribed to reduce the ability of herpes viruses to multiply in your body. However, it does not cure herpes infections. Valtrex is used for the treatment or suppression of shingles (herpes-zoster infection), genital herpes (caused by herpes simplex virus), cold sores (herpes labialis) and decrease in transmission of genital herpes.

How Is Valtrex Supplied and Stored? does not supply brand Valtrex. But we are pleased to offer you the highest quality Valacyclovir used for treating shingles (herpes zoster).

This medication should be stored between 15 and 30 °C, kept away from light and heat. It should be stored out of reach of children.

Is There A Generic for Valtrex?

Valtrex is available in generic form as Valacyclovir 500 mg. It is manufactured by Cobalt in Canada and available in quantities of 100 tablets.

How Should Valtrex be Taken?

Valtrex must be taken as prescribed by your doctor. The dose or frequency of the drug should not be reduced or increased unless advised by your health care professional. The intake of water must be enough while taking Valtrex in order to prevent dehydration. It can be taken with or without food.

How Does Valtrex Work?

Valtrex contains valacyclovir which is converted into acyclovir after absorption in the body. Acyclovir stops the multiplication of herpes viral DNA in the body.

How is Valtrex Metabolized in Body?

After oral absorption in the body, Valtrex (valacyclovir) is metabolized quickly and almost completely into acyclovir and L-valine, an essential amino acid. The half-life acyclovir is about 2.5 to 3.3 hours.

How Long Does It Take for Valtrex to Start Working?

The time taken by Valtrex to show its effects depends on factors such as severity of the infection and how quickly the drug was started after infection occurred. Valtrex is mostly prescribed for a period of 7-10 days (time taken by the herpes blisters to heal and recover). However, your doctor might prescribe it for longer duration and you must complete the entire treatment for complete relief.

Is It Safe to Take Valtrex in Pregnancy or While Breast-feeding?

If you are pregnant or you are planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding, you must tell your doctor about your condition. Your doctor will weigh the risks against the benefits and will decide whether to prescribe Valtrex or not.

What Should I Tell my Doctor Before Taking Valtrex?

Before using Valtrex, you should tell your doctor about
  • Any kidney problems
  • If you are 65 years or older
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • If you are breast-feeding
Your doctor may reduce the dosage of Valtrex or not prescribe it at all depending on your condition.

What Should be Done in Case of Missed Dose of Valtrex?

In case you miss a dose of Valtrex, take the next dose as soon as you remember and then continue with the next dose at proper time interval. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What Should be Done in Case of Overdosing?

In case of overdosing of Valtrex, immediately contact your health care professional, hospital emergency department or regional poison control center, even in the absence of any symptoms.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Valtrex?

Valtrex does not cause frequent side effects. However some people might experience vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain or a mild headache. In case you experience any of the side effects mentioned here, you should contact your doctor right away. These side effects include skin rashes, pain in the side (between ribs and hip) or kidney area of your back. Some less common side effects of Valtrex include blood clotting disorder (bruising, bleeding, fever, fatigue, headache and confusion), destruction of red blood cells leading to anemia, dizziness, confusion, agitation and hallucinations.

These are not all the side effects of Valtrex. If you experience any unexpected effects after taking Valtrex, you should immediately contact your health care professional.

Is It Safe to Take Alcohol While Taking Valtrex?

Alcohol can reduce the effects of Valtrex and increase the side effects such as dizziness and fainting. It is best, to avoid alcohol while taking Valtrex.

When Should You Not Take Valtrex?

Do not take Valtrex if you are allergic to valacyclovir or acyclovir or any other ingredients of Valtrex.

What Medicines Can interact with Valtrex?

No medicines have been reported to interact with Valtrex and no adjustment of dosage is required when Valtrex is given along with anti-acids, cimetidine or diuretics. However, drugs that cause kidney problems such as naproxen or ibuprofen might interact with Valtrex and should be used with caution. Since, Valtrex is very similar to acyclovir (Zovirax), both these drugs should not be used at the same time.

Where Can I Buy Valtrex Online?

In case you are prescribed Valtrex by your health care professional, you can buy it directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. The swift shipping service provided by the pharmacy will help you start your therapy right away.

What Is the Cost of Valtrex?

The average cost of Valtrex is $8 in the retail pharmacies. However, our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer the most cheapest cost at $1.24 per unit for quality generic Valacyclovir from Canada. It is always good to compare the prices of Valtrex from licensed online pharmacies on edrugsearch or

How Is Valtrex Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at


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