500 mg & 1000 mg
Valacyclovir: Herpes genitalis Herpes zoster
Dosage and Administration:
- Herpes Zoster: The recommended dosage of valacyclovir for the treatment of herpes zoster is 1 gram orally 3 times daily for 7 days.
- Cold Sores (Herpes Labialis): The recommended dosage of valacyclovir for the treatment of cold sores is 2 grams twice daily for 1 day taken about 12 hours apart.
No serious side effects have been noted to date with the administration of valacyclovir in immunocompetent adults. The most frequent side effects are nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, and abnormal pain.