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VALACYCLOVIR (VALACICLOVIR)

List of brands containing valacyclovir (valaciclovir)   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle valacyclovir (valaciclovir) in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Valacyclovir is an antiviral medicine. It is used for the following indications:

- In patients over 50 years of age to treat infection caused by herpes virus,
- To treat, genital infections by Herpes simplex virus (HSV) ,
- To prevent (suppress) recurrent genital herpes simplex infections (HSV) in patients who have at least 6 recurrences per year,
- To prevent infections and diseases caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) after an organ transplant.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given valacyclovir (valaciclovir).

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

In addition to the active ingredient valacyclovir (500-1000 mg), the medicine incorporates the following inactive ingredients:

Cornstarch, croscarmellose sodium, sodium fumarate stearyl, powdered cellulose, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, macrogol 400, and polysorbate 80.

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use valacyclovir (valaciclovir)

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to valacyclovir (valaciclovir) or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Take special care with valacyclovir (valaciclovir)

- If you have a kidney disease or are elderly, your doctor may need to adjust the usual dose. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease.

- Tell your doctor if you have a liver disease.

Valacyclovir does not cure genital herpes. Do not completely eliminate the risk that your sexual partner being infected. You should practice safe sex, in particular, condom use, even while being treated with valacyclovir.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

Especially:

medicines for stomach problems related to acidity (eg. cimetidine), gout (eg. probenecid) or immunosuppressants (eg. mycophenolate mofetil cyclosporin, tacrolimus).

Use with food and beverages

Make sure you drink enough water during treatment with valacyclovir, to avoid dehydration, especially if you are elderly

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation:

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant without the advice of your doctor.

If you discover you are pregnant during treatment, consult your doctor, as only he can judge whether you need further treatment.

You should not breastfeed during treatment with valaciclovir.

Driving and using machines

The influence of valaciclovir on the ability to drive and use machines does not exist or is negligible.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use valacyclovir (valaciclovir)     

Follow carefully instructions of use of valacyclovir (valaciclovir) provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

The tablets should be taken by mouth with plenty of water.

Adults:

For the treatment of herpes, the usual dose is 1000 mg, 3 times daily for 7 days. You should start taking valacyclovir no more than 3 days after the first symptoms have appeared.

To treat the first genital infection herpes simplex virus (HSV), the usual dose is 1 tablet of 500 mg twice daily for 10 days. You should start taking valacyclovir as soon as possible, at the beginning of the attack, preferably when the first signs of infection develop or when the eruption appears.

To treat recurring genital herpes simplex infections (HSV), the usual dose is 1000 mg per day for 5 days. The tablets may be taken together or separately, for example, morning and evening. You should start taking valacyclovir as soon as possible at the beginning of the attack, preferably when the first signs of infection develop or when the rash appears.

To prevent recurrent genital herpes simplex infections (VHS), the usual dose is 1 tablet of 500 mg per day. The tablet can be divided into halves or swallowed whole, for example, half at the morning and the other half at the evening. The doctor must re-evaluate the effectiveness of treatment after 6 to 12 months.

To prevent infections and cytomegalovirus disease (CMV) , the usual dose is 2000 mg 4 times a day, usually for 90 days. Treatment should begin as soon as possible after organ transplantation.

Adolescents over 12 years:

To prevent infection and cytomegalovirus disease (CMV), the usual dose is 2000 mg 4 times a day, usually for 90 days. Treatment should begin as soon as possible after organ transplantation.

Children under 12 years

Valacyclovir is not recommended for use in children under 12 years because no enough data are available regarding safety and efficacy of this drug.

If you have a kidney failure

If you have kidney failure your doctor will adjust the dose.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take valacyclovir (valaciclovir)     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking valacyclovir (valaciclovir).

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivate the use of valacyclovir (valaciclovir). Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with valacyclovir (valaciclovir) at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with valacyclovir (valaciclovir), immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

Tell your doctor or call the Poison Control Center in your country.

You may experience nausea and/or vomiting, headache or confusion.

If you forget to take valacyclovir (valaciclovir)

Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.

If you stop taking valacyclovir (valaciclovir)

You should take this medicine for as long as indicated by your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of valacyclovir (valaciclovir)     

Like all medicines, valacyclovir (valaciclovir) can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

If you experience any of the following effects, immediately contact your doctor or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital:

Sudden difficulty in breathing, speaking and swallowing; swelling of the lips, the face and neck (angioedema); extreme dizziness or collapse*; itching, sudden rash. This can be a serious allergic reaction has been reported very rarely.

If you experience any of the following effects, immediately contact your doctor:

- Frequent and/or severe infections (especially sore throats) ;
- Unexplained fever;
- Ulcers in the mouth and/or throat ;
- Bruising or abnormal bleeding without an evident reason;
- Small red spots on the skin and/or mouth.

These effects may be due to blood disorders (reduction of white blood cells that protect against infections, reduced platelets that help blood clot), which have been reported very rarely.

If you experience any of the following side effects, contact your doctor as soon as possible:

- Stomach upset such as Discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea and stomachache;
- headaches;
- rash (which may also occur after exposure to UV light, sunbathing or using a tanning bed;

Also have been reported the following side effects:

Common side effects:

- Nausea
- Headache.

Uncommon side effects:

- Difficulty breathing (dyspnea);
- rashes, sometimes caused by sensitivity to sunlight .

Rare side effects:

- Dizziness;
- Confusion;
- Hallucinations;
- Altered mental status ;
- Reduced consciousness ;
- Drowsiness ;
- Abdominal discomfort;
- Vomiting;
- Diarrhea;
- Itching;
- Renal failure.

Very rare side effects:

- An abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells (leukopenia) ;
- Increased bleeding and reduced ability to clot (thrombocytopenia) ;
- Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) ;
- Agitation;
- Distortion of reality (psychotic symptoms) ;
- Involuntary tremor

or movements in any part of the body (tremor);
- Lack of coordination (ataxia) ;
- Problems with speech, unclear (confuse) pronunciation (dysarthria) ;
- Crisis, seizures;
- Alteration in the brain (encephalopathy) ;
- Coma;
- reversible increases in liver function tests ;
- Urticaria;
- Swelling of the lips, eyelids or tongue (angioedema) ;
- Severe/sudden renal failure.

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of valacyclovir (valaciclovir), both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing valacyclovir (valaciclovir)     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle valacyclovir (valaciclovir) in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

APO-VALACICLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
APO-VALACICLOVIR 1000 mg, tablets
AURO-VALACICLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
AURO-VALACICLOVIR 1000 mg, tablets
CHEMMART VALACICLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
CHEMMART VALACICLOVIR 1000 mg, tablets
SHILOVA 500 mg, tablets
SHILOVA 1000 mg, tablets
TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS VALACICLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS VALACICLOVIR 1000 mg, tablets
VACLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR ACTAVIS 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR AMNEAL 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR AN 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR AN 1000 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR GENERICHEALTH 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR SZ 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR RBX 500 mg, tablets
VALACOR 500 mg, tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, tablets
ZELITREX 500 mg, tablets

Brazil:     

HERPSTAL 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALACICLOVIR RANBAXY 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, 10-42 tablets

Canada:     

APO-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
APO-VALACYCLOVIR 1000 mg, tablets
AURO-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
CO VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
DOM-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
JAMP-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
MARCAN-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
MYLAN-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
MYLAN-VALACYCLOVIR 1000 mg, tablets
PHL-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
PMS-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
PMS-VALACYCLOVIR 1000 mg, tablets
PRIVA-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
PRO-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
RIVA-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
SANDOZ-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
TEVA-VALACYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, tablets
VALTREX 1000 mg, tablets

France:     

VALACICLOVIR ALMUS 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR ALTER 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR ARROW 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR ARROW GENERIQUES 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR BIOGARAN 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR BLUEFISH 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR BOUCHARA-RECORDATI 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR CRISTERS 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR EG 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR EG LABO 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR EVOLUGEN 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR ISOMED 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR LBR 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR MYLAN 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR PFIZER 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR PHARMAKI GENERICS 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR PHR LAB 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR QUALIMED 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR RANBAXY 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR RATIOPHARM 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR TEVA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR TORRENT 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR ZENTIVA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR ZYDUS 500 mg, tablets
ZELITREX 500 mg, tablets

Germany:     

VALACICLOVIR-1 A PHARMA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR- 1 A PHARMA 1000 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR AL 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR AMNEAL 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR AUROBINDO 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR BLUEFISH 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR HEXAL 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR HEXAL 1000 mg, tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, tablets

India:     

VALAMAC 500 mg, tablets
VALAMAC 1000 mg, tablets
VALAVIR 500 mg, tablets
VALAVIR 1000 mg, tablets
VALCIVIR 500 mg, tablets
VALCIVIR 1000 mg, tablets

Italy:     

CREVIR 1000 mg, 21 tablets
TALAVIR 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
TALAVIR 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VALACICLOVIR EUROGENERICI 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VALACICLOVIR MYLAN 500 mg, 42 tablets
VALACICLOVIR MYLAN 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VALACICLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg, 42 tablets
VALACICLOVIR SANDOZ 1000 mg, 21 tablets
ZELLTREX 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
ZELLTREX 1000 mg, 21 tablets

Japan:     

VALACICLOVIR AMEL 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR CEO 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR CHEMIPHAR 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR DK 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR DSEP 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR EE 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR F 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR FFP 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR IWAKI 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR JG 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR KAKEN 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR KOG 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR KYORIN 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR MEEK 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR MEEK 50%, 1000 mg granules
VALACICLOVIR MEIJI 50%, 1000 mg granules
VALACICLOVIR MEIJI 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR MOCHIDA 500 mg, granular tablets
VALACICLOVIR NICHI-IKO 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR NICHI-IKO 50%, 1000 mg granules
VALACICLOVIR NIPPONZOUKI 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR NP 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR OHARA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR PFIZER 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR PP 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR SATO 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR SANWA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR SAWAI 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR TCK 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR TEVA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR TSURUHARA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR TOWA 50%, 1000 mg granules
VALACICLOVIR TOWA 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR WAKAMOTO 500 mg, tablets
VALACICLOVIR YD 500 mg, tablets
VALTREX 50%, 1000 mg granules
VALTREX 500 mg, tablets

Mexico:     

RAPIVIR 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALINIR 500 mg, 10 tablets

Pakistan:     

CYCLOVIR 500 mg, tablets
DOVIREL 500 mg, tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, tablets

Spain:     

VALACICLOVIR TEVA 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALTREX 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, 10-42 tablets

Turkey:     

UVIROMED 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALTREX 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VAXVIR 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VAXVIR 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VIROMED 1000 mg, 21 tablets

United Kingdom:     

VALACICLOVIR ACTAVIS 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALACICLOVIR AUROBINDO 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALACICLOVIR PFIZER 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALACICLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALACICLOVIR TEVA 500 mg, 10-42 tablets
VALTREX 250 mg, 60 tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, 10-42 tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

VALACYCLOVIR ACTAVIS 500 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR ACTAVIS 1000 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR AMERICAN HEALTH PACK 500 mg, 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR AMERICAN HEALTH PACK 1000 mg, 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR AUROBINDO 500 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR AUROBINDO 1000 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR AVKARE 500 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR AVKARE 1000 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR BRYANT RANCH PREPACK 500 mg, 10 & 15 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR DR REDDY'S 500 mg, 30, 42, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR DR REDDY'S 500 mg, 30, 42, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR GREENSTONE 500 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR GREENSTONE 1000 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR H J HARKINS 1000 mg, 21 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR LIFE LINE HOME CARE SERVICES 500 mg, 3 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR MCKESSON 500 mg, 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR MCKESSON 1000 mg, 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR MEDVANTX 1000 mg, 30 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR MYLAN 500 mg, 30 y 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR MYLAN 1000 mg, 30 y 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR NORTHSTAR 500 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR NORTHSTAR 1000 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR PD-RX PHARMA 500 mg, 10 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 500 mg, 10-40 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 1000 mg, 3-30 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR RANBAXY 500 mg, 10, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR RANBAXY 1000 mg, 10, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR REBEL 1000 mg, 4, 7 & 21 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR REBEL 500 mg, 10 & 30 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR ROXANE 500 mg, 30 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR ROXANE 1000 mg, 30 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR SANDOZ 1000 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR TEVA 500 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR TEVA 1000 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR UDL 500 mg, 30 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR WATSON 500 mg, 21, 30, 42 & 90 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR WATSON 1000 mg, 21 & 30 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR WOCKHARDT 500 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALACYCLOVIR WOCKHARDT 1000 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALTREX 500 mg, 30, 90 & 100 tablets
VALTREX 1000 mg, 30 & 90 tablets

Page updated: December 09, 2010.