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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of valacyclovir Oral.

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Condition: Shingles
4/28/2014 3:33:20 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
have a very small patch (1"X1") on the curve of my jaw/chin. 2 days after the first patch, started to take valacyclovir oral and it seems to be drying out within 24 hours after first dosage - made me very sleepy and grogy (thus explains the warning not to operate heavy machinery). seems like it's doing the job!

Condition: Shingles
4/28/2014 12:02:29 AM

Reviewer: Stew, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My neck broke out very bad, my nerve on the side of my neck, throat & ear was very painful. Went to ER after 2-3 days of my outbreak, I was put on a 7-day plan. After 2-days of taking this pill my blisters started drying up. I do not have any blisters showing up in any other area. I was given pain medicines to take along with this. This is a great pill to take.

Condition: Shingles
4/11/2014 10:02:08 AM

Reviewer: BD123, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking it 2 days after shingles rash first appeared. The rash started healing within a day or 2 after starting Valacyclovir. It made the shingles very mild. No side effects from it, and no other medication needed.

Condition: Shingles
3/24/2014 9:48:08 PM

Reviewer: Mrs S, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Initial treatment was 7 days symptoms were arrested greatly. 3 days after treatment had out break of rash in another area, was put on a second month long treatment, after about 4 days started getting extreme nausea after each dose, but shingle symptoms were arrested once again.

Condition: Shingles
12/14/2013 9:12:08 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was given a 10 day treatment plan, but on day 7 I began to have a serious allergic reaction to this drug. I developed a rash with severe itching/swelling on my throat, face, and ears. The roof of my mouth had numerous bumps/small blisters.

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