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Suggest ideal dosage of Valacyclovir for a shingles infection

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Infections
Question: how many times daily may I take VALACYCLOVIR, 1 GM, for mild shingles outbreak? thank you, Henry
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 18 minutes later
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3 times a day

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the dosage for shingles is 1000mg three times per day, for 7-10 days.

Kind Regards!
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