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    Condition: Shingles
    12/2/2014 3:00:14 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Took valacyclovir oral within 2-3 days from shingles outbreak. Been on med for three days. Worked well with outbreak but side effects very disturbing: headache, constipation, stomach pain, tiredness, light headedness. Will report back to doctor for direction.

    Condition: Shingles
    9/7/2014 8:56:44 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    My eye was irritated so I went to an ophthalmologist and was told I had a dendrite on my eye and was prescribed Valacyclovir 1 gm 3XD for 10 days. By day 5, I noticed a very slight redness on the exposed skin on my face, neck and arms. By the time I finished my 10 day course, I was even more red - like a sunburn, and about 4 days after I finished, my face started peeling like it had been a sunburn ... Show Full Comment

    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.

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