Valacyclovir is used to treat herpes virus infections. It’s a non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, which means it works by inhibiting the action of DNA polymerase (a type of enzyme) in the virus’ replication cycle. This causes the replicating viruses to make fewer copies of themselves, which is how they’re kept at bay in the first place!
Valacyclovir is used to treat herpes virus infections. It works by preventing the replication of the viruses that cause genital herpes and chickenpox, as well as the varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus.
Valacyclovir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Valacyclovir is a non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It is used to treat herpes virus infections, including cold sores, shingles and genital warts.