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Valcivir tablets are indicated to treat infection of the skin and mucous membranes which are generally caused by herpes simplex virus, including cold sores(herpes labialis)recurrent and initial episodes of genital herpes, and shingles(herpes zoster). These tablets are also used in children at least the age of 12 years old to treat these symptoms.
Valcivir tablets contain valacyclovir, A prodrug of acyclovir which is more rapidly absorbed and is converted to acyclovir by the liver. valacyclovir then works in the same manner as acyclovir, It is an antiviral agent that is highly effective against both the types of herpes simplex virus, HSV-I which causes cold sores, and HSV-II that causes genital herpes, and also against varicella-zoster herpes that is closely related to it, which cause shingles and chicken poxes. This medicine inhibits the action of a viral enzyme(DNA polymers)and blocks viral DNA synthesis without affecting the normal cellular process. This prevents virus replication and treats the associated symptoms under its administration.
Valcivir tablets are taken in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip or miss any dose and finish the full treatment course even if you feel better. It can be taken with or without food, but you should use it at a fixed time. During the medication, you should drink plenty of water as it helps in preventing dehydration or risk of kidney damage. If you miss any dose of Valcivir 500mg refurnishes it as soon as possible. however, if it's almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed one and continue your next dose. In case, If you observe any allergic reaction you should avoid the use of this drug and consult a doctor.
Here are some major & minor side effects that Valcivir 500mg tablets can include -
The decrease in the frequency of urine
Feeling sad or empty
Trouble in sleeping
Lower back or side pain
Shortness of breath