Table of Contents
- 1 Can Valtrex affect mood?
- 2 What does Valtrex do to your immune system?
- 3 Can Valtrex cause depression?
- 4 Are you still contagious while taking Valtrex?
- 5 How long does it take Valtrex to clear up an outbreak?
- 6 Can I drink caffeine with valacyclovir?
- 7 How is Valtrex used in the treatment of herpes?
- 8 How does dopamine affect the hypothalamic and pituitary axis?
- 9 What to do if your child cannot swallow Valtrex?
Can Valtrex affect mood?
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as agitation, confusion, hallucinations), trouble speaking, shaky/unsteady movements, change in the amount of urine.
What does Valtrex do to your immune system?
Valacyclovir works in several different ways to prevent these viruses from replicating. Inhibits viral DNA replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase, incorporation, and termination of the growing viral DNA chain, and inactivation of the viral DNA polymerase.
Can Valtrex cause depression?
Valacyclovir works by hindering the virus’s ability to multiply and spread throughout the body. Common side effects include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, tiredness, depression, and skin rash.
What are the long term effects of valacyclovir?
Taken long term, particularly in people with existing kidney issues and/or inadequate hydration, valacyclovir can lead to renal toxicity and kidney failure. It can also lead to inflammation of the liver in certain people, particularly those with existing liver health issues.
What should I avoid while taking valacyclovir?
What should I avoid while taking 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.
Are you still contagious while taking Valtrex?
It is important to keep in mind that Valtrex is not a cure for genital herpes, and there may still be contagious lesions or shedding that occur while taking the medication. While daily treatment can reduce the risk of transmission, it isn’t 100% guaranteed that you won’t become infected.
How long does it take Valtrex to clear up an outbreak?
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.
Can I drink caffeine with valacyclovir?
When it comes to caffeine and Tylenol, two of the things most likely to be consumed while on Valtrex, it’s okay to take them unless told otherwise by a medical professional.
Are you still contagious after taking Valtrex?
Are there any side effects from taking Valtrex?
Valtrex can harm your kidneys. This risk may increase when you also use certain other medicines, including: antivirals, chemotherapy, certain antibiotics, medicine for bowel disorders, medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection, injectable osteoporosis medication, and some pain or arthritis medicines (including aspirin, Advil, and Aleve).
How is Valtrex used in the treatment of herpes?
Valtrex (valacyclovir) is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection. Valtrex is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes , cold sores , and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.
How does dopamine affect the hypothalamic and pituitary axis?
Dopamine exerts its effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis through the activation of dopamine D2 receptors (D2R), but appears to have opposite effects on the hypothalamus and the pituitary thyrotrope. Dopamine infusions in healthy volunteers reduces TSH pulse amplitude without significantly altering TSH pulse frequency (12;13).
What to do if your child cannot swallow Valtrex?
Tell your doctor if a child taking this medicine cannot swallow the tablet. Drink plenty of water while you are taking Valtrex to keep your kidneys working properly. Lesions caused by herpes viruses should be kept as clean and dry as possible. Wearing loose clothing may help to prevent irritation of the lesions.