|Acyclovir resistant herpes!!
Aug 2, 2006
I have acyclovir resistant herpes according to my physician, so he prescribed me Valtrex 1000mg twice a day for 30 days. Is this appropriate treatment? My insurance company will only pay for 14 days!
| Response from Dr. Wohl
If your herpes is found during testing to be resistant to acyclovir, Valtrex will not work. Valtrex is a pro-drug of acyclovir - meaning it gets converted to acyclovir in the body.
Other choices include foscarnet (intravenous) and cidofovir (intravenous and topical).
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