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Cimetidine question (ITALIAN QUESTION)
Jan 18, 2011

Ciao bellissimo Dottore Roberto!

Hope this email from Padova, Italia finds you well. Please excuse my poor English, mi scusi! This question is off-topic but I cannot find an answer on this entire continent, let alone country. I currently take Cimetidine for heartburn, but also have HSV2. I have heard that Cimetidine and Valtrex should not be combined. Though I have also read that Cimetidine can increase the levels of Valtrex in one's blood, wouldn't that be a good thing for fighting herpes outbreaks?

Allora, mi dispiace for my off-topic question, but I am resorting to desperate measures to try to figure out an answer to this domanda, errr, question.

ci sentiamo fa presto, io spero!

giovanni

Response from Dr. Frascino

Buon giorno Giovanni da Padova,

Non c'è bisogno che ti scusi per il tuo inglese. E molto migliore che il mio italiano, come vedrai presto.

Giovanni, ci sono delle buone notizie: non c'è nessuna interazione importante tra cimetidine e Valtrex. Puoi prenderli insieme senza preoccupazione.

Sarò a Milano ad Aprile. Ho molto da imparare (vocabolario italiano) da qui ad allora.

Buona fortuna!

Dottore Roberto



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