Valtrex (valacyclovir) for treating INITIAL episodes of genital herpes

The FDA has just approved using Valtrex (valacyclovir) for treating INITIAL episodes of genital herpes. It's already approved for RECURRENT genital herpes...and shingles (herpes zoster).

Valtrex works as well as acyclovir for initial genital herpes...and it can be taken less often.

This makes sense...Valtrex is just a prodrug of acyclovir.

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