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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Valtrex oral.

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Condition: Genital Herpes
7/27/2013 8:13:00 AM

Reviewer: Weazie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Has had it for over 15years. I does get better with time(less outbreaks). Only take generic when I feel an outbreak coming on. Did use name brand in the beginning, but my insurance will make me pay more, now that there's a generic version. The generic version doesn't work as fast but I find that taking hot baths or just a hot towel or hot cotton ball directly on sore will ease the pain ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Genital Herpes
5/24/2013 7:39:15 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
prescribed as a "just in case this is herpes". Developed rash and difficulty urinating almost immediately upon use. Stopped taking the drug(generic) and days later developed lower back pain, constipation, muscle aches(legs felt like i ran a marathon), joint aches,fatigue and a general "heavy" feeling in the genital area. Rash has yet to be officially diagnosed as drug relate ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Genital Herpes
4/3/2013 9:43:48 PM

Reviewer: esson, Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
im havin g ahard time in discharging and im having a sore throat

Condition: Genital Herpes
2/10/2013 11:36:53 PM

Reviewer: karlson, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After two days lower back pain kicked in. Could not bear it. Will substitute outbreaks for pills.

Condition: Genital Herpes
11/27/2012 3:13:12 PM

Reviewer: Lumpy (no more), 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had herpes since I was 25 years old. I would have had on average about 8 to 10 breakouts per year. I started a one-a-day regimine using Valtrex about 6 or 7 years ago and have not had a single break out since then. And I have not suffered any side affects what so ever. This is a great medicine. Too bad nothing has evolved sicne this thought that could just completely erradicate this d ... Show Full Comment

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