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VALACYCLOVIR - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Valtrex
What you should know about Valacyclovir
How to take Valacyclovir
Potential side effects
Tell your medical provider right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
This medication may rarely cause a life-threatening disorder that affects the blood cells, kidneys and other parts of the body. This disorder is more likely to occur if you have conditions related to a weakened immune system, such as HIV disease, bone marrow transplant or kidney transplant. Get medical help right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects.If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Precautions to be aware of
What to do in the event of an overdose
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms, such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
Symptoms of overdose may include:
Do not share this medication with others. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless your prescribing doctor tells you to.
What to do if you miss a dose
How to store this medication
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