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Valaciclovir is indicated for the treatment of:

  • herpes zoster infection
  • initial and recurrent herpes simplex infection:
    • mucocutaneous
    • genital

Caution is required in:

  • renal failure
  • pregnancy and lactation

Side-effects include:

  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • abdominal pain
  • neurological reactions

Dose:

  • zoster: 1 g three times daily for 7 days
  • simplex: 500 mg twice dialy for 5 days

Last reviewed 01/2018