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Breastfeeding and Valtrex The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
11th Oct '11

I already checked on Kellymom.com to see if it was approved for lactation and it said it was. Anyone take it during lactation?? I've got a cold sore about to errupt and have a script for Valtrex to take.

USAF Wife & Mommy to be! Due February 14 (girl); Arizona 356 posts
11th Oct '11

This may sound stupid or offensive but I promise I'm not trying to sound that way but I thought Valtex was for herpes outbreaks. Not simplex 1 but like the kid that the commercials used to portray as in the genital area only. Again sorry if this sounds stupid or offense, not my intention just trying to become knowledgeable on the subject.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
11th Oct '11
Quoting AF Wife & Mommy to be of :" This may sound stupid or offensive but I promise I'm not trying to sound that way but I thought Valtex ... [snip!] ... area only. Again sorry if this sounds stupid or offense, not my intention just trying to become knowledgeable on the subject."


You don't sound offensive at all. Cold sores are herpes virus as well. They are a different strain though. I've had them since I was a child. I hate them so much and I get them at least 3/4 times a year. That's why my Dr just gave me a running rx of valtrex. Works much faster than Abreva.

Monkey Nuts Australia 4572 posts
11th Oct '11

Did the doctor just give you the script or is it an old one?



Have you taken it before?

Monkey Nuts Australia 4572 posts
11th Oct '11

If you check out their facts sheet from the website, it says that you should discuss the risks and benefits of taking it.



I think its more than likely it would be fine, but just incase.

Emmmy 2 kids; Wyoming 40 posts
11th Oct '11

My Dr. gave me the go ahead while I am pregnant to take it. My cold sores require medicine to get rid of! I wouldnt know why you could take them during pregnancy and not during nursing. Call the pharmacy and ask or just your Dr. I am going to ask to see if I cant start a prevenative dose before my due date so I can make sure I dont have a cold sore when this one is born! If you dont mind i you do ask your dr or pharmacy could you post back on here and let me know what they say???

USAF Wife & Mommy to be! Due February 14 (girl); Arizona 356 posts
11th Oct '11
Quoting julianna's mama:" You don't sound offensive at all. Cold sores are herpes virus as well. They are a different strain though. ... [snip!] ... and I get them at least 3/4 times a year. That's why my Dr just gave me a running rx of valtrex. Works much faster than Abreva."


Yeah I get them a lot when it is winter time and I'm not in Arizona. I just remember the commercials for what I thought was Valtrex and they make it seem like its the STD kind. And thank you for that, I know that Abbreva doesn't work so I just usually deal with them. Like let them dry out then keep them moist with chapstick or Burt's Bees, it takes about 2 weeks but I usually do that.

Natalie & Nolan{EBF} 18 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 6851 posts
11th Oct '11

My LactMed application states in the summary for Valtrex the following:



"The dosage of acyclovir in milk after valacyclivir is less than 1% of a typical infant dosage and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are necessary.



Though I would double check with a certified lactation consultant, this is the application one gave me to check my regular medications.



Oh, and it's totally downloadable free on the android market. It's actually called "LactMed"