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Valacyclovir

Valacyclovir

Valtrex is used to treat cold sores and genital herpes. It is also prescribed for chickenpox and shingles. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5757

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valtrex

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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