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Hello, taking valacyclovir because I have shingles back of my

Hello, taking valacyclovir because I have shingles back of my neck, however, I am having a break out of rounds (smaller than a dime size) bumps on my legs, buttocks. Could I be having an allergic reaction to this medicine. Having horrible headaches.
Tue, 9 Oct 2018
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