Contraindicationsprecautions

Hypersensitivity to drug class or component; elderly patients or those with renal failure may need lower dose

Valacyclovir. Dermatologic indications and dosage

Disease

Adult dosage

Child dosage

Herpes simplex virus

1000 mg PO twice daily for 10 days

Not established

infection, first episode

Herpes simplex virus 500 mg-1000 mg PO daily for up to 1 Not established infection, prophylaxis year

Herpes simplex virus 2000 mg PO twice daily for 1 day

Not established

infection, recurrent

episode

Herpes zoster 1000 mg PO 3 times daily for 7 days Not established

Varicella 1000 mg PO 3 times daily for 7 days Not established

Herpes zoster 1000 mg PO 3 times daily for 7 days Not established

Varicella 1000 mg PO 3 times daily for 7 days Not established

Herpes simplex virus 500 mg-1000 mg PO daily for up to 1 Not established infection, prophylaxis year

600 Valley fever

References

Baker DA (2002) Valacyclovir in the treatment of genital herpes and herpes zoster. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy 3(1)151-58

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