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I'm having surgery this friday will valtrex hurt me

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Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Question: I'm having surgery this friday will valtrex hurt me
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Usually ok, but check with anesthesiologist now.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ms. Mendez,

Valtrex is an antiviral medication, and usually is ok for surgery. But depending on what type of surgery you are having and what type of anesthesia, you might want to consider calling the surgical center to get your question answered by the anesthesiologist who is doing your anesthesia. Because he or she will know what specific medications will be used during the operation and whether Valtrex would be contraindicated.

I hope this information helps - good luck with your procedure.
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I'm having surgery this friday will valtrex hurt me

Brief Answer: Usually ok, but check with anesthesiologist now. Detailed Answer: Hello Ms. Mendez, Valtrex is an antiviral medication, and usually is ok for surgery. But depending on what type of surgery you are having and what type of anesthesia, you might want to consider calling the surgical center to get your question answered by the anesthesiologist who is doing your anesthesia. Because he or she will know what specific medications will be used during the operation and whether Valtrex would be contraindicated. I hope this information helps - good luck with your procedure.