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Is it safe to use valtrex before the pregnancy termination surgery?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2012 in Abortion and Stillbirth
Question: I have a pergenacuy termination surgery in the 24-11 is it ok yo use valtrex before the surgery ?
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 37 minutes later
Thanks for writing to us.
Before pregnancy termination surgery, you can use valtrex. Since the pregnancy termination is done under a short anaesthesia or a sedation, it is not likely to affect the procedure in any way.
Do inform your gynecologist regarding the treatment as she might need to rule out all the infections before the procedure.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Even if the procedure is under general anaesthetic?
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 9 minutes later
Thanks for writing again.
Since it is a short general anaesthesia, it is not likely to affect you or interact with Valtrex.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

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