VALTREKS table. 500 mg. 10 table

VALTREKS table. 500 mg. 10 table
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Valtreks is an antiviral medicine. Used in:
  For the treatment of infections caused by herpes simplex virus on the skin and mucous membranes, including genital herpes
  For the prophylaxis (prevention) of recurrent infections caused by herpes simplex virus on the skin and mucous membranes, including genital herpes.



VALTREKS table. 500 mg. 10 table
 

VALTREKS WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?

Valtreks the form of film-coated tablets. Each tablet contains 500 mg of valaciclovir (valaciclovir), in tablets include the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, povidone K90, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol 400, polysorbate 80, purified water, carnauba wax and printing ink containing brilliant blue (E133). Each pack contains 10 tablets Valtreks.
 
Valtreks is an antiviral medicine. Used in:
 For the treatment of infections caused by herpes simplex virus on the skin and mucous membranes, including genital herpes
 For the prophylaxis (prevention) of recurrent infections caused by herpes simplex virus on the skin and mucous membranes, including genital herpes.
 
Herpes simplex virus induces the formation of small, fluid-filled blisters that burst and in their place remain small, painful sores. Valtreks stops replication of the virus and the development of infection and shortens the time during which the virus is released from the skin and mucous membranes. Reduces the number of painful blisters and promotes more rapid healing.
It is important to start treating the infection as much as possible in advance. If you start taking Valtreks at the first signs of infection may prevent the full emergence of bubbles.
If you already had infections with herpes simplex virus, your doctor may prescribe Valtreks tablets to take each day to prevent recurrence of infection.
 To reduce the risk of transmission of genital herpes when used in combination with safe sex (use of condoms).
 Treatment of herpes zoster
 
Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus. It is characterized by damage to the nerves and skin, which most often manifested as a painful rash along the nerve. Valtreks block reproduction of the virus and thus stop the development of infection and reduce its duration.
 To prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease after renal transplantation
 

 BEFORE YOU TAKE VALTREKS

This medicine is suitable for many people, but still small 4ast them under certain conditions you should not take or need specialist advice. Please tell your doctor if you:
 Have ever had symptoms of allergy to valaciclovir, aciclovir (another antiviral medicine) or any of the other ingredients of Valtreks.
 You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
 Breast feeding
 Have kidney disease
 Currently taking any other medicines, including mycophenolate mofetil, ciclosporin or tacrolimus?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, tell your doctor before taking the drug.
 

 DOSAGE AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION


 

Take your medicine as your doctor prescribes. It is important that it be accepted at a specific time. If you are not sure, check with your doctor.
 
 For the treatment of herpes simplex infection usual dose is 500 mg twice daily Valtreks for 5 days. In some cases, your doctor may decide that you need to take the drug 10 days. Take one tablet in the morning and one at night. For the treatment of labial herpes (cold sores) can be taken Valtreks 2 g twice daily for one day. The second dose should be taken 12 hours (no more than 6 hours) after the first dose. When using this regimen, treatment should not exceed one day, as it showed no additional clinical benefit. Treatment should be initiated at the first signs (eg tingling, itching or burning).
 For the prevention of recurrent herpes simplex infections the usual dose is 500 mg once daily Valtreks. Patients with a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) the usual dose is 500 mg twice daily.
 To reduce the risk of transmission of genital herpes infected partner dosage is 500 mg once daily Valtreks. This therapy does not cure genital herpes and does not completely eliminate the risk of its transmission through sexual contact, so it is recommended partners to take appropriate measures.
 For the treatment of herpes zoster usual dose is 1000 mg (two tablets Valtreks 500 mg) three times daily for 7 days. Most people take one dose (2 tablets) in the morning upon waking, one dose (two tablets) for lunch and one dose (2 tablets) at night before sleep. Even distribution of doses throughout the day will help to quickly tackle and diskomfortyt rash.
  To prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease, the usual dosage for adults and children over 12 years is 2000 mg (four tablets Valtreks 500 mg) four times daily for 90 days. Administration should commence within three days (72 hours) after renal transplantation or as soon as you could swallow tablets. Your doctor may decide that you need to take the tablets for a longer period of time than the above.
 If you suffer from severe kidney disease, your doctor may reduce the dose of the drug. Your doctor may order blood tests for kidney function and depending on the results to adjust the dose of Valtreks you eat.
 
Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. No matter whether you take it with or without food. It is important to drink plenty of fluids during treatment with Valtreks.
 
If you forget to take a tablet
If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Take a dose as soon as you are remembered, and the next - at the right time.
 
If you take too much medicine
If you take too much Valtreks or if someone else in your environment ingested the drug by mistake, immediately call a doctor or ambulance.
 
Pregnancy and lactation
Valtreks should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit of the drug to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
Acyclovir, the major metabolite of valaciclovir is excreted in breast milk. Caution is advised when administering Valtreks breastfeeding.
 
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
There have been no clinical trials investigating the effects of Valtreks on ability to drive and use machines. Valtreks is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Before driving or operating machinery should check whether treatment with Valtreks or illness does not prevent you from doing it.
 

 Adverse reactions

 
In most cases Valtreks not cause side effects.
In rare cases, medications can cause severe allergic reactions. If while taking Valtreks are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor or ambulance immediately:
 sudden difficulty in breathing, speaking or swallowing, swelling of the lips, face and neck, severe dizziness or collapse (fainting), itching, and skin rash.
 
Very rarely Valtreks can cause a blood disorder (reduced number of white blood cells that protect against infection and reduce blood cells platelets are involved in blood clotting). If you are experience any of these side effects, tell your doctor immediately:
 Frequent and / or severe infections (particularly sore throat)
 Unexplained increase in body temperature
Ulcers in the mouth and / or throat
 Unusual bruising (bruises) or bleeding
Small pinpoint red spots on the skin and / or mouth.
 
If you are experience any of these side effects, tell your doctor as soon as possible:
 Stomach discomfort such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and pain;
 Headache;
Skin rash (which may occur after exposure to ultraviolet rays, such as the beach or tanning beds);
Has also been reported following adverse reactions occurred more frequently in patients with kidney disease or in people taking high doses of the drug to prevent CMV infection after renal transplantation:
 
Common side effects while taking Valtreks that may occur in between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people include nausea and headache.
 
Uncommon side effects while taking Valtreks that may occur in between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000 persons include: difficulty breathing (dyspnea), rash, sometimes caused by sensitivity to sunlight.
 
Rare side effects while taking Valtreks that may occur in between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 10,000 persons include:
Dizziness
 Confusion
 Hallucinations
Drowsiness
 Discomfort in the abdomen
 Vomiting
 Diarrhea
Rash with nettles and fever, hives, itchy skin (pruritus / urticaria)
 Kidney disease
 
Very rare side effects while taking Valtreks that can occur in less than 1 in 10,000 people include:
 Abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells (leukopenia / neutropenia) *
 Increased bleeding and decreased ability for clotting (thrombocytopenia) *
 Severe rapidly growing allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) *
 Excitation
 Movements that can affect any part of the body (tremor)
 Lack of coordination (ataxia)
 Speech problems - unclear pronunciation (dysarthria) *
Distorted touch with reality (psychotic symptoms)
 Seizures (convulsions)
 Brain disorder (encephalopathy)
 Coma
 Reversible elevations in liver function tests (see below)
 Swelling of the lips, eyes or tongue (angioedema) *
Sudden / severe renal impairment
 Flank pain (in the kidneys)
 
If during the medication you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
Valtreks can cause changes in liver function (which can be determined by examining a blood sample). If changes occur due to Valtreks, do not worry as they return to normal after stopping the drug.
 

 Storage

 
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not take the medicine after the expiry date shown on the packaging.
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