GET A VALTREX (VALACYCLOVIR) PRESCRIPTION ONLINE

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HOW IT WORKS

Cold Sore and Herpes Medication Online

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Our smart symptom checker gets you accurate answers quickly. It’s powered by millions of people and thousands of doctors who know the signs of an outbreak.

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Text with board-certified clinicians whenever, from wherever—no appointment needed*. Bypass hold music, travel time, and waiting rooms.

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Get your meds right away, so you can get on with your day. If your symptoms don’t get better, clinicians are always just a text away.

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Available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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Instant confirmation.

Our symptom checker is powered by millions of people and doctors who know the signs of a herpes outbreak

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Doctors are available 24/7 via text—no appointment or insurance necessary.

Same day relief.

Get medication ASAP and get on with your day. If your symptoms don’t improve, we’re always a text away.

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What is Valtrex (Valacyclovir)?

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Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is a prescription antiviral medication used to treat the symptoms of herpes virus infections, including cold sores, shingles, and genital herpes. Importantly, valacyclovir does not cure the viral infection. Instead, it helps to relieve the pain, itching, and discomfort associated with its symptoms.

How Does Valacyclovir Work?

Valacyclovir is available in tablet form and taken orally. Once absorbed by the body, the medication is converted to acyclovir, which helps to fight herpes viruses and block the replication of viral DNA. For severe cases, valacyclovir can be administered intravenously.

How Long Does it Take for Valacyclovir to Work?

The time it takes for valacyclovir to work will vary depending on the type of herpes infection you have.

For example, if you’ve been prescribed the medication to treat the symptoms of shingles, your provider will recommend that you take the medication for seven days. If you’re treating the first outbreak of gentle herpes, your provider may recommend taking the medication for 10 days. And if you’re treating a cold sore, your provider will recommend taking the medication just twice over one day. This medication works best when taken within the first 48 hours of an infection presenting.

In the case of either infection, it’s important to follow the instructions laid out by your provider or pharmacist and take the medication exactly as directed. Don’t stop taking the medication early, even if your symptoms have improved.

Do You Need a Prescription for Valacyclovir?

Yes, valacyclovir is only available through a health care provider’s prescription. But you don’t have to visit a provider in person to obtain a prescription. You can also connect with a health care provider online to get the care you need.

Dosage

The right dosage for you will depend on the type of infection you have. In most cases, adult dosage recommendations are as follows:

  • Cold sores (herpes labialis): 2,000 mg every 12 hours for one day.
  • Genital herpes (herpes simplex): 1,000 mg twice a day for 10 days for the first outbreak, 500 mg twice a day for three days for recurring outbreaks. To prevent recurrent outbreaks, your provider may recommend taking either 500 or 1,000 mg per day.
  • Shingles (herpes zoster): 1,000 mg three times a day for seven days.

Dosing of this medication may be changed based upon your specific circumstances and medical history.

Side Effects

Side effects are rare but possible when taking valacyclovir. The most common side effects that occur in roughly 10-35% of patients include:

  • Headache
  • Abnormally low levels of a specific type of white blood cell called neutrophils, also called neutropenia
  • Elevated aspartate transaminase (AST), which can be a sign of liver injury
  • Symptoms of the common cold, including inflammation of the nasal passages
  • Nausea
  • Elevated alanine transaminase (ALT), which can be a sign of liver damage
  • Stomach pain

Less common side effects which occur in 1-10% of patients include:

  • Painful periods
  • Depression
  • Joint stiffness
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Runny nose
  • Low levels of platelets in the blood, also called thrombocytopenia
  • Low levels of white blood cells, also called leukopenia

Side effects that occur in less than 1% of patients include:

  • Agitation
  • Aggression
  • Alopecia
  • Confusion
  • Erythema multiforme, a skin disorder
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated heart rate, also called tachycardia
  • Tremor
  • Visual disturbances

Warnings and Precautions

Valacyclovir may not be right for everyone, especially older adults who may be at higher risk of kidney damage and adverse effects to the central nervous system (including agitation, hallucination, and confusion) as a result of taking the medication.

Before taking valacyclovir, it’s also important to tell your provider if you have kidney or liver disease, problems with your immune system, or are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Don’t take valacyclovir if you’re allergic to acyclovir (Zovirax) or valacyclovir.

Drug Interactions

Valacyclovir may interact with other prescription and nonprescription medications, especially:

  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Probenecid (Benemid)
  • Bacitracin
  • Imipenem/cilastatin
  • Relebactam
  • Talimogene laherparepvec
  • Certain vitamins

Before taking valacyclovir, it’s important to talk to your provider about any existing medications, supplements, or vitamins you’re currently taking.

Can You Get Valacyclovir Online?

Yes, if your provider recommends this medication for you, you can obtain a prescription for valacyclovir online.

Shopping for prescription medication online can help to keep costs low and it can be an easy and convenient way to get your prescription for valacyclovir at the lowest price.

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Frequently asked questions

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What's included in the K Health membership?

Our K Health membership includes nearly everything K Health offers for $29/month.

  • Unlimited text-based visits with board-certified clinicians
  • Clinicians online day and night for Primary Care and Urgent Care
  • Free Pediatrics for your kids ages 3-17
  • Easy prescription management and renewals
  • As always, no insurance needed, all on your own schedule


*24/7 Urgent Care is available in 48 states of the US. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. Pediatrics is only available in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Children ages 3-17 must have parental consent.

K Health memberships are not insurance and do not include any ancillary services, (i.e.) laboratory tests, durable medical equipment, appointments with other providers or specialists that we may refer you to, emergency or in-person urgent care facility visits; cost of medication and other referrals. See Terms of Service.

Learn more about what we can and cannot treat

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Can I use an FSA or HSA to pay?

Yes, prescription medication, telemedicine, and telehealth visits are eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) and health reimbursement arrangement (HRA).

You can submit a claim to be reimbursed by your FSA, HSA, or HRA provider whenever you make a payment to K Health for your medication, K Health membership (which includes unlimited Primary Care, Mental Health, Pediatric, and Urgent Care visits), specialized treatment plans, or one-time visit.

If you have an FSA or HSA debit card, it can be used to pay for one-time K Health visits or prescriptions you pick up in-person at the pharmacy. You can't use your FSA or HSA debit card for any recurring payments, which includes a K Health membership or an ED treatment plan.

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Are there any conditions that K Health does not treat?

K Health-affiliated clinicians can diagnose and treat most things you might see an in-person primary care doctor for. However, there are sometimes instances when we recommend you see a doctor in person.

For example, ear infections and strep throat are two common conditions that require an in-person consultation for diagnosis. However, K Health-affiliated clinicians can help assess severity and provide guidance on what to do next.

We also don't treat women with pregnancy-related symptoms, or anyone with orthopedic concerns.

We don't prescribe controlled substances, and we cannot prescribe other high risk medications that are subject to abuse. Learn more on our Policy page.

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Is the data I share with K Health private?

K Health is HIPAA compliant and we apply high-security standards to protect your personal information and your privacy. K Health is also compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). We will use your data only to improve our services and to provide them to you. You can learn more about our privacy policy here.

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Do you provide doctor's notes and sick notes?

During a pediatric consultation, clinicians can write notes for your children to return to, or be dismissed from, school, activities, camp, and more, if needed.

During an adult consultation, K Health-affiliated clinicians can only provide a note stating the date when a patient was seen and that a treatment plan/care was established.

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Can I use my insurance to pay for this?

No, but it’s cheaper than your insurance copay so you still win!

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Can I get a prescription online through the K Health app?

Yes! Your K-affiliated doctor will evaluate you to determine what prescription, if any, is appropriate. Once a doctor or clinician determines you need a prescription, he or she will send it to your local pharmacy or mail it to your door, if available.

Learn more about what we treat and our refill policy here.

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How much does K Health cost?

It's free to use the symptom checker.

If you want to chat with a clinician, a one-time visit costs $35. This includes three days of follow-up.

Our K Health Primary Care membership includes nearly everything K Health offers for $29/month.

  • Unlimited text-based visits with board-certified clinicians
  • Doctors online day and night for Primary Care and Urgent Care*
  • Free Pediatrics care for your kids over 3-17
  • Easy prescription management and renewals management, plus steep discounts
  • As always, no insurance needed, all on your own schedule

Our Mental Health membership includes everything the Primary Care membership does, in addition to treatment for anxiety & depression for $49/month.


*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

Learn more about what we can and cannot treat

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Does K Health offer discounts on medication?

Discounts are available with the RxSaver Card, which can save you up to 80% on many medications.

Here's how to use it:

Show your RxSaver card (located in the app under "Profile" > "RxSaver Card") to your pharmacist when you pick up your prescription. Ask them to check the RxSaver discount price, and to compare it to your insurance or Medicare plan price (if you have insurance or Medicare). You and your pharmacist can determine the lowest price available.

To get an idea of price before picking up your medication, visit rxsaver.com and search for your medication.

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Can I really chat with a doctor whenever I want to?

Yes! Doctors are available 24/7 via the K Health app for Urgent Care needs in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

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Do you need insurance to use K Health?

Nope!

One-time visits cost $35, or you can sign up for our K Health membership for $29 per month and get access to Primary Care, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, our mental health program, and more.

Our ED treatments start at $11/month.

Our symptom checker is always free to use.

Learn more about our approach to pricing

K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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