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Valtrex for cold sores

Greetings and thank you for reading. Here's the scenerio in short form. The person I know very well gets cold sores I'd say maybe 3 and at most 4 per year. Now they take Valtrex 500 mg tablets at the rate of one tablet per day. The dosage for Valtrex to treat cold sores is only a couple of tablets when you feel a cold sore coming on. The person is being prescribe a daily dosage by their Dr. or P.A. My question is..Does that person have genital Herpes and keeping it a secret or is there actually a physicians assistant or doctor who would ever prescribe a daily 500mg dosage of Valtrex for cold sores only? I have a feeling this person is not telling the whole story.
Asked On : Mon, 3 May 2010
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Whether it is genital or non-genital, the basis of treatment is getting rid of the causative virus and the dosage shall be assessed on the severity, duration, patient's condition and many other factors as well.
Answered: Mon, 7 Jun 2010
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Thank you for your response. I understand that numerous factors can determine a dosage. My question revolves around how typical a dosage of 500 mg per day is for some one who has been known to only get a couple of cold sores per year prior to taking Valtrex. I have solid evidence to believe the person may have contracted genital and is covering up by saying they are using the Valtrex soley for cold sores. I'm asking how typical a daily 500mg dosage is soley for cold sores.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jun 2010
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