I've never noticed any warts or genital sores, & He "Claims" his dermatologist prescribed it for his face! And I Do know he's said he's had achne problems in the past. You can have spots of herpes on your face, or really anywhere. Start taking some Lysine, an amino acid supplement and ask the pharmacist about that too. I think I May have seen some sort of dry "sore-type-things" on his cheek or jaw-line, but would this even be a possible excuse for a Valtrex prescription? My ex had sores above his lip and up his nose, he took it and i did too and i never got it. The only things I have ever found it to be prescribed for it are in the herpes family, shingles,chicken pox,cold sores and genital sores. I am sorry, but no doctor would prescribe valtrex for acne. I go to school for pharmacy and the only off label treatments due to valtrex include shingles,chicken pox,and the main thing which is herpes but never acne! I recently found out he's not only been Non-Stop compulsively Lying to me about Anything & Everything, but he has been cheating on me with his "Ex" --Who has told me She was given an entirely Different excuse for his prescription. An real dermatologists would of prescribed something basic, why out of the hundreds of things would the dermatologist prescribe herpe medicine for acne? He finally admitted that it is for "Dermatological Herpes outbreaks on his Face" but has not had an outbreak for 2 years & so its "not contagious." Either way, I'm done with him & his "Issues." I'm just glad I got out before I caught something from him. Thank you for your input & insight on the subject... HSV and VZV infections are opportunistic infections (OIs) of HIV. An OI is an infection that occurs more frequently or is more severe in people with weakened immune systems—such as people with HIV—than in people with healthy immune systems. Off-label use, for example, can include using a drug for a different disease or medical condition. Good medical practice and the best interests of a patient sometimes require that a medicine be used off-label. The guidelines include recommendations on the following uses of valacyclovir hydrochloride: On-label uses: The above list may not include all of the HIV-related uses of valacyclovir hydrochloride recommended in the guidelines. Some recommended uses, such as uses in certain rare circumstances, may have been omitted. Take valacyclovir hydrochloride according to your health care provider’s instructions. Your health care provider will tell you how much valacyclovir hydrochloride to take and when to take it.
It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus to help the body fight the infection. Valtrex is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles (herpes zoster) in adults. Valtrex is used to treat cold sores in children who are at least 12 years old, or chickenpox in children who are at least 2 years old. Valtrex will not cure herpes and will not prevent you from spreading the virus to other people. However, this medicine can lessen the symptoms of an infection. Valtrex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Before taking Valtrex, tell your doctor if you have HIV/AIDS, a weak immune system, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), or if you have had a kidney or bone marrow transplant. Because its activation requires the presence of viral kinases, effects exist. The resultant triphosphate competes with guanosine for incorporation into viral DNA, blocking viral DNA polymerase activity. Not only has it not been shown to cause “severe liver damage”, but with dozens of millions patients worldwide, it hasn’t shown to be the cause severe liver damage or liver failure in ; liver injury is raised ALT levels, which return to normal shortly after cessation of the medication. The liver simply works a bit harder while taking medications.] intracellularly by viral kinases. However, those are not proven to be caused by the drug or shown in research to be caused by the drug. (No more so that reporting that getting in a car accident in the afternoon was caused by the breakfast you ate that morning actually makes it true.) They are merely patient-side assumptions that the drug may have caused the effect. Those reports are compiled and the volume of reports are monitored to see if any actually develop, in which case more research may be performed in order to determine whether or not a cause-effect relationship may actually exist and to determine how to remedy the situation.
I am sorry, but no doctor would prescribe valtrex for acne. I go to school for pharmacy and the only off label treatments due to valtrex include. Off-label prescribing has been under scrutiny since a recent study found that medications prescribed for non-FDA-approved uses are.