Valtrex (Valacyclovir)–Information, Dosage, Cost without Insurance

March 5, 2021

Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug. It is used to treat chicken pox and other herpetic infections, like herpes zoster (shingles), cold sores, and genital herpes. It does not cure cold sores, herpes zoster, or genital herpes, but it does shorten the course of the flare. It works by stopping viruses from producing more viral DNA, so that viral particles cannot reproduce. This ends viral signs and symptoms, although viral particles can still inhabit the body without causing pain, itching, or lesions (dormant state)

Dose of Valacyclovir

Valacyclovir is available in tablet form. The usual dose is 500 to 1,000mg twice daily.

Common Side Effects:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain


Cost of Valacyclovir

The price of generic Valtrex ranges from $16.00 to $86.00 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 1000mg, with coupon. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you that sells Valtrex, and to download a coupon, click here.

Where to Get a Valacyclovir

Valtrex is a prescription medication that requires a prescription from a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can treat herpes infections remotely via telemedicine and prescribe valacyclovir online.

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