|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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