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Generic Name
Valacyclovir hydrochloride
Trade Name
Valtrax
Manufacturer
GlaxoWellcome
Risk Category
B
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic antiviral used in the treatment of herpes simplex: inflammation of the mucous membrane and skin caused by herpes virus - Cold sore">herpes genitalis and herpes simplex: inflammation of the mucous membrane and skin caused by herpes virus - Cold sore">herpes zoster.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not known to be teratogenic in animals.
  • Limited human data available, but no fetal adverse effects reported when used throughout gestation.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Compatible with breast feeding.
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