Active ingredients: valaciclovir
What it is used for
For the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) in adult patients who commence therapy within 72 hours of the onset of rash. . For the treatment of ophthalmic zoster. . For the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) . For the treatment of clinical episodes of genital herpes simplex infections. . For the prevention of recurrent genital herpes in immunocompromised patients. . Prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease following solid organ transplantation in patients at risk of CMV disease.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Dark Blue, capsule-shaped, biconvex film coated tablet, engraved "APO" on one side, "VAL 500" on the other side
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient valaciclovir
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems