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Synonyms / Brand Names: Valaciclovir Hcl, Valaciclovir Hydrochloride, Valacyclover Hydrochloric, Valacyclover Hydrochloride, Valacyclovir Hydrochloride, Valacyclovir, Valtrex, Zelitrex

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Dosing and Administration

The recommended dosage of Valaciclovir for the treatment of herpes zoster is 1 gram orally 3 times daily for 7 days. Therapy should be initiated at the earliest sign or symptom of herpes zoster and is most effective when started within 48 hours of the onset of zoster rash. No data are available on efficacy of treatment started greater than 72 hours after rash onset.
See Instructions for Administration for further dosing and administration information.

FDA Package Insert Resources
Indications, Contraindications, Side Effects, Drug Interactions, etc.

Calculate Creatine Clearance
On line calculator of your patients Cr Cl by a variety of formulas.

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On line calculator of your patients weight in pounds to Kg for dosing estimates.

Publication Resources
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Trial Resources
Ongoing Trials, Trial Results

Guidelines & Evidence Based Medicine Resources
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Media Resources
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Patient Resources
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International Resources
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Side Effects

Drug Interactions



Instructions for Administration

How Supplied

Pharmacokinetics and Molecular Data

FDA label

FDA on Valaciclovir

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Publication Resources

Most Recent Articles on Valaciclovir

Review Articles on Valaciclovir

Articles on Valaciclovir in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ

WikiDoc State of the Art Review

Textbook Information on Valaciclovir

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Trial Resources

Ongoing Trials with Valaciclovir at Clinical

Trial Results with Valaciclovir

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Guidelines & Evidence Based Medicine Resources

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Valaciclovir

Cochrane Collaboration on Valaciclovir

Cost Effectiveness of Valaciclovir

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Media Resources

Powerpoint Slides on Valaciclovir

Images of Valaciclovir

Podcasts & MP3s on Valaciclovir

Videos on Valaciclovir

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Patient Resources

Patient Information from National Library of Medicine

Patient Resources on Valaciclovir

Discussion Groups on Valaciclovir

Patient Handouts on Valaciclovir

Blogs on Valaciclovir

Valaciclovir in the News

Valaciclovir in the Marketplace

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International Resources

Valaciclovir en Español

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Adapted from the FDA Package Insert.