How long does valtrex remain in your system once you stop taking it?


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Sarah Devine answered
This will depend on the size of the dose and the duration of treatment the individual has been undergoing. Most experts agree though that the half-life of the antiviral drug is between 2.5 and 3.3 hours which suggests it will take twice the length of time for the full dose of the drug to leave an individual’s system. For those who have been taking the drug over a longer period of time, some people believe it can take up to six months for all the traces of the drug to leave the system after the last usage.
If you have currently been prescribed a course of Valtrex drugs and are concerned about the length of time it will take for them to leave your system after your last usage, it may be worthwhile speaking to your doctor who may be able to recommend alternative treatments.
Valtrex is an antiviral drug used to treat a number of infections caused by the herpes virus. Although it cannot actually cure an individual who has contracted herpes, it is able to lessen the symptoms of the infection. In genital herpes it can reduce the chance of an individual having further outbreaks and may prevent the disease from being passed on to another sexual partner.

In adults, the antiviral drug can be used to treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as genital herpes. In both adults and children, it can also be used to treat conditions such as chicken pox, cold sores and shingles. Although, children need to be at least twelve years-old to receive the drug to treat cold sores and children need to be at least two years of age to receive it for treatment of chicken pox.
Valtrex should not be taken by those with advanced HIV or transplant recipients who need to take immunosuppressants.
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Anonymous answered

I was taking 2 vatrex morning then 2 at night for 3 days experienced dizziness and feeling faint and sick so stopeed taking it after 3 days - Ive now not taken it for 3 days yet still experiencing head aches and dizzeness do is this normal

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Anonymous answered
It depends on the Individual's physical, generally speaking , it takes 1 weeks for valtrex to leave your system.
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Muhammad Nadeem answered
Valtrex is an antiviral drug. Its half life is 2.5-3.3 hours. Its excretion time depend upon dose and duration of use. . For details, visit Valtrex. 

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