50-80% of American adults have HSV-1, the virus responsible for cold sores on and around the mouth. So, if you are currently battling a cold sore, realize that most people have been in your shoes at some point. Dealing with an outbreak of oral cold sores or genital herpes is already stressful enough, so we try to keep getting effective prescription treatment options as simple as possible. Whether you need a round of antiviral medication to help clear up a breakout sooner, need to keep some on hand to start treatment at the first signs of a flare-up in the future, or want to see if daily suppressive therapy is a good option for you, we have you covered.
The active ingredient in Valtrex
Valacyclovir is an antiviral medication that can slow the spread and growth of the herpes virus. Valacyclovir is FDA-approved to treat viral infections including cold sores and genital herpes. Available in episode-based therapy or off-label suppressive therapy.
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