Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is a medication against lip sores, herpes zoster and the genital form of herpes. Also used to prevent the risk of genital herpes infection and reduce the risk of genital herpes transmission to a sexual partner. Valtrex is not intended for treatment of herpes virus infections. As a result of drug intake, the herpes virus is not excreted from the body, but there is a rapid disappearance of its symptoms (itching, tingling and burning).
Also known under the following marketing names: Talavir, Valacyclovir, Valtrex, Zelitrex.
*Valtrex® is product of GlaxoSmithKline