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Is it best to take Valacyclovir Hydrochloride with Methylprednisolone to reduce shingles rashes?

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To relieve the pain and reduce the rash from shingles is it best to take valacyclovir hcl alone or together with methylprednisolone tablets
Fri, 25 May 2018 in Cancer
 
 
Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 32 minutes later
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Shingles rush

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Hello and thank you for asking

In your case to relieve the pain and reduce the rash it’s better to use valacyclovir together with methilprednisolone tablets due to the anti inflammatory effects of this drug.

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