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.