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

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Condition: Shingles
8/15/2011 10:21:28 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It has worked beyond what I had expected for my shinglea. Each day I see an improvement.

Condition: Shingles
5/15/2011 10:47:50 PM

Reviewer: Tip, 45-54 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 have Rheumatoid Arthritis and was taking methotrexate for over a year when I came down with shingles. I’m running a 101 fever, my left eye was totally involved, my head felt like it was going to explode all I wanted to do was curl up in my bed and die. After 3 days I finally got in to see my doc who said I had a staph infection and prescribed 2 expensive antibiotics (which did nothing) and some ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
4/8/2011 11:42:09 PM

Reviewer: on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My mom 84 took it after getting shingles while recovery from a broken hip. It was wonderful she yook after first shign of shingles. No pain, reduce rash, within days of starting.

Condition: Shingles
2/11/2011 1:41:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My shingles is a bit different than most. Mine was brough on by surgery on my back. The pain was as soon as the day after surgery. Now I had the horrible pain for 5 months before any outbreak of the rash and only 6 spots total, on my low back. The Docs didn't know I had shingles for that long. So I didn't get the benifit of taking the medication soon after the onset. Valacyclovir has helpe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
2/6/2011 11:57:58 PM

Reviewer: miss_samantha_06, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
So far it has not really done anything except prevent more spots from occuring, however the pain is awful, it has not dulled it whatsoever and I have basically all the side effects except vomiting. It makes me so dizzy I have to lay down then I have a headache and stomach pains and can't even stand thinking about food. It wouldn't be bad but I go through it every time I take my next dose ( ... Show Full Comment

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