Viranet by Kampel Martian Generic Name: valacyclovir (oral) (val a SYE kloe veer) Brand Names: Valtrex
Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Valacyclovir lessens the symptoms of these infections and shortens the length of time you are sick.
Valacyclovir is used in the treatment and suppression of genital herpes, shingles, and cold sores. Valacyclovir is not a cure for herpes virus infections.
Valacyclovir may also be used for other purposes.
Viranet can help reduce the number of outbreaks and reduce the risk of spreading genital herpes.
When daily Viranet is used to reduce the risk of spreading genital herpes, safer sex practices should be used.
is used to treat herpes zoster (shingles), genital herpes, and cold sores (herpes labialis). It does not cure herpes infections but decreases pain and itching, helps sores to heal, and prevents new ones from forming. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.