How long does valacyclovir take to relieve symptoms?
It may take up to three days before a reduction in symptoms occurs. Even if symptoms fully abate, valacyclovir should be taken until the prescribed course has been completed. Best started within 24-48 hours of symptom onset.
Does valacyclovir speed up healing?
Antiviral medication like valacyclovir (Valtrex) is highly effective against cold sores, helping to speed up healing and—if taken early enough in the development of a cold sore—potentially halt it in its tracks.
Does valacyclovir work after outbreak?
Valacyclovir works best if it is used within 48 hours after the first symptoms of shingles or private parts herpes (e.g., pain, burning, or blisters) begin to appear. For recurrent outbreaks of private parts herpes, valacyclovir works best if it is used within 24 hours after the symptoms begin to appear.
How long does it take for valacyclovir take to work?
It can take up to seven to 10 days for Valtrex to start working for some people, while others may feel relief from their symptoms after a day or two. The amount of time it takes your symptoms to go away will depend on your age, the severity of your symptoms, and your metabolism.
What should I avoid while taking valacyclovir?
What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Valtrex (Valacyclovir)? Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to help keep you from spreading the herpes virus to others. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes.
How long does it take for valacyclovir 1gm to work?
For most initial herpes outbreaks and cases of recurring herpes, valacyclovir takes effect very quickly and provides some level of relief in as little as two to three days. Generally, the sooner you take valacyclovir after noticing symptoms, the faster it will be to provide relief.