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Important Information About Valacyclovir

Dosing Information

The dose of valacyclovir your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Age
  • Weight (for children)
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Valacyclovir Dosing for more information.)
  

Drug Interactions With Valacyclovir

Valacyclovir can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Valacyclovir).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Valacyclovir?

It can be dangerous to take too much valacyclovir. An overdose can cause kidney failure. If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Valtrex Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should the Medication Be Stored?

Valacyclovir should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture or heat in an airtight container. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your valacyclovir as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 
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