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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Valtrex oral.

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315 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Genital Herpes
11/27/2014 9:37:10 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I used to take it only when I would get an outbreak, but I was getting really bad ones at least once a month, if not more often. I'm on it daily for the passed few months. I have had outbreaks on the medication, but not as severe than when I wasn't on it. No more lesions, just the pain, burning, tingling, and so on. I get the outbreaks during my period/or after, or if I'm really stress ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Genital Herpes
8/1/2014 12:39:59 AM

Reviewer: Dallasskye, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Every has a different severity of their hsv. I had a horrible first 3 months after my first outbreak while taking it twice a day and etc. went fine after first 3 months. Now they're for sure coming back everytime I'm ovulating and a few days before my period. Valtrex helps the pain go away a little but I'm one of the unfortunate ones who still have issues. Mostly lesions but I can feel ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Genital Herpes
1/21/2014 1:39:32 AM

Reviewer: Lola, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was shocked when I found out I had genital herpes since I could not explain how I got it. After testing I was told it was Herpes Simplex 1 which is actually very common. Although it doesn't usually cause outbreaks on the genitals, it certainly can (without sex). My first outbreak was terrible because I didn't know what I had for three days into it and I also had strep throat and a Uri ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Genital Herpes
10/13/2013 9:56:25 PM

Reviewer: Sam53, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Occasional outbreaks especially when stressed. No outbreaks since beginning medicine x 3 yrs now.

Condition: Genital Herpes
8/5/2013 11:29:04 PM

Reviewer: gets better, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
use it daily when I am in a relationship. Have never noticed any side effects. I can go over a year without an outbreak, and I do what I can to prevent transmitting.

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