Valaciclovir disrupts the virus’ ability to reproduce, slowing its spread through infected skin, and making it easier for your immune system to tackle it. It can’t cure a herpes infection permanently, as once someone has a herpes infection, they have it forever, but it can help make outbreaks shorter and less severe, as well as reducing itching, pain and swelling. It can even prevent outbreaks from happening.
HOW TO TAKE VALACICLOVIR
Swallow the tablet whole with water, at the same time every day, for the number of days prescribed. It’s important to always take it in just the way detailed by your prescriber. If you forget to take it, do so as soon as you can, unless it’s nearly time for your next dose. Never double dose to make up for a missed one.