Valtoval 1g Tablet

Introduction

Valtoval 1g Tablet is an antiviral medicine used in the treatment of herpes labialis, genital herpes infection and herpes zoster infections. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells and clears up the infection.

Valtoval 1g Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

It may lead to a few common side effects like headache, nausea and stomach pain. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Valtoval Tablet

  • Herpes labialis
  • Genital herpes infection
  • Herpes zoster

Side effects of Valtoval Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Valtoval

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Valtoval Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Valtoval 1g Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Valtoval Tablet works

Valtoval 1g Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Valtoval 1g Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valtoval 1g Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valtoval 1g Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Valtoval 1g Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Valtoval 1g Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Valtoval 1g Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Drink plenty of water while you are taking this medicine to lower the side effects on the kidney.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valtoval 1g Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Valtoval 1g Tablet is recommended.

What if you forget to take Valtoval Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valtoval 1g Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.