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Safety Concerns and Specific Uses for Valacyclovir

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking valacyclovir if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Had a bone marrow transplant or kidney transplant
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Depression
  • Problems with the immune system or immune system disorders, such as cancer
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you currently take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Valacyclovir to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What Is Valacyclovir Used For?

Uses of valacyclovir include:
 
  • Treating chickenpox in children
  • Treating shingles in adults
  • Treating cold sores in adults and children
  • Treating genital herpes in adults
  • Preventing recurrent genital herpes outbreaks in adults
  • Decreasing the spread of herpes to sexual partners in adults.
     
This medication is not a cure for shingles, genital herpes, or cold sores.
 
(Click What Is Valacyclovir Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 
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