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Prep and Vavirex?

Jul 26, 2017

I recently went onto Prep but previously been prescribed Vavirex (Valaciclovir) for cold sores. If in the future I get an outbreak of a cold sore, would it be safe to take both Prep and Vavirex at the same time?

Response from Mr. Jacobs

Although I always recommend discussing with one's prescriber and/or pharmacist about possible drug interactions, this one is easy. There are no reports or indications that PrEP and Vavirex can't be taken at the same time. Truvada (aka "PrEP") is a relatively safe drug that can be used while taking most, if not all other prescribed medicatiions. Just make sure that your primary care provider knows about ALL the drugs you are using.

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