Valtrex is the first antiviral approved for ONE-DAY dosing in patients with cold sores

Valtrex is the first antiviral approved for ONE-DAY dosing in patients with cold sores.

One-day dosing with Valtrex (valacyclovir) works about as well as 4 to 5 day dosing with other choices...oral Zovirax (acyclovir)...or the topical creams Abreva (docosanol) and Denavir (penciclovir).

They all reduce the duration of cold sores by about a day.

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