Valovir 500 Tablet

Adult Dosage:

Cold Sores : 2 grams every 12 hours for 1 day

Genital Herpes :
– Initial episode : 1 gram twice daily for 10 days
– Recurrent episodes : 500 mg twice daily for 3 days
– Suppressive therapy
– Immunocompetent patients : 1 gram once daily
– Alternate dose in patients with < 9 recurrences/y : 500 mg once daily - HIV-infected patients : 500 mg twice daily - Reduction of transmission : 500 mg once daily Herpes Zoster : 1 gram 3 times daily for 7 days Pediatric Dosage Cold Sores (> 12 years of age) : 2 grams every 12 hours for 1 day

Chickenpox (2 to < 18 years of age) : 20 mg/kg 3 times daily for 5 days; not to exceed 1 gram 3 times daily

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