Viruses are a group of very small organisms-much smaller than bacteria-that can grow and reproduce only if they are part of a larger living cell. So they invade other cells and take control of their operations. In the process, the living cells are killed and new viruses are born. These new viruses then go on to attack and invade other cells, thus spreading the virus from one part of the body to another. Occasionally, however, the virally invaded cell is not killed, and the virus remains dormant within the cell. At some point in the future, possibly many years later, the virus can switch on, become active and cause infection. This is the case with various forms of herpes viruses.
Valacyclovir, also known as generic Valtrex, is a relatively new antiviral agent that stops herpes viruses from reproducing and thus spreading. It also helps in decreasing the severity and duration of a herpes outbreak or flare up, but the drug does not eliminate the virus completely from the body. Valacyclovir is oral antiviral medication used mainly for treating genital herpes in immunocompetent adults and for suppression of recurrent genital herpes in HIV-infected individuals. When used as suppressive therapy in immunocompetent clients with genital herpes, the risk of heterosexual transmission to susceptible partners is reduced. Valtrex is also used for treating Herpes Zoster commonly called shingles in immunocompetent adults as well as the treatment of Herpes labialis or cold sores.
Valtrex is available in three different forms: as an ointment for topical or local application; as a tablet; and in vials for intravenous administration. The latter is used for patients whose immune system has been depressed as a result of cancer, radiotherapy or drug treatment, or in patients who cannot take the drug orally. It is also used to treat severe cases of genital herpes. Valacyclovir is a drug with a wide margin of safety and generally tolerated by most people. No real toxicity has been found in oral use with hospital outpatients experiencing a first episode of genital herpes. Its mechanism of action lies mainly on its ability to interfere with the viral DNA replication, thus decreasing the frequency of recurrences, shorten the duration of active lesions, reduce the number of new lesions formed, and decrease viral shedding with primary infections. Just like most drugs, it is already available for purchasing online. The online distribution of the specific medication entails a sense of responsibility. Clients are assured with a quality and safe valacyclovir. generic Valtrex is safe, effective and cheap.