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A description of the experience
is marketed under the trade name Valtrex or Zelitrex. It is an antiviral drug used in the management of herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug, being converted in vivo to aciclovir. Aciclovir, the active metabolite of valaciclovir, is active against most species in the herpesvirus family. In descending order of activity:
Herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-1)
Herpes simplex virus type II (HSV-2)
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
Activity is predominantly active against HSV, and to a lesser extent VZV. It is only of limited efficacy against EBV and CMV.
Common adverse drug reactions associated with valaciclovir therapy are the same as for aciclovir, its active metabolite, and include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache. Infrequent adverse effects include: agitation, vertigo, confusion, dizziness, edema, arthralgia, sore throat, constipation, abdominal pain, rash, weakness and/or renal impairment. Rare adverse effects include: coma, seizures, neutropenia, leukopenia, tremor, ataxia, encephalopathy, psychotic symptoms, anorexia, fatigue, and hepatitis
On Jan, 28, 2017 20,581 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 441 people (2.14%) have Hallucination
On Jan, 31, 2017 20,581 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 46 people (0.22%) have Hallucination, Auditory
On Jan, 30, 2017 20,581 people reported to have side effects when taking Valtrex.
Among them, 1 person (0.0%) has Hallucination, Tactile
The source of the experienceeHealthme
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Varicella Zoster Virus