Cold sore FAQs
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We have anticipated many of the most common questions below, but if you have anything else you’d like to ask us, please connect with us on our Contact Us page.
What is a cold sore?
What causes a cold sore?
They’re caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes virus. Cold sores are typically caused by type 1 virus (HSV-1). But in some cases, HSV-1 can cause sores on the genitals and type 2 virus (HSV-2) can cause sores on the mouth.
Is there a cure for cold sores?
What is the dosage of valacyclovir?
Valacyclovir is an oral tablet and Joe Pill sells it in 1000mg tablets to be taken twice daily for 2 days. Joe Pill also makes a proprietary acyclovir compounded lip balm. The lip balm is super convenient to start treatment with prescription strength medicine quickly — you know the feeling, that initial tingle! We send you 12 tablets of 1000mg valacyclovir to treat outbreaks … but the carry-anywhere lip balm can be used and conveniently carried to treat those cold sores even faster.
What are the side effects of valacyclovir?
The most common side effects of valacyclovir/acyclovir include:
- stomach pain
The serious side effects of valacylovir can include:
|Serious side effect||Symptoms|
|kidney failure in people at risk of kidney damage||fever, back pain in area where kidneys are located, tiredness, trouble making urine|
|nervous system problems and unusual mood or behavior||depression, aggression, unsteady movements, confusion, speech problems*, hallucinations, seizures, coma|
|low blood cell counts||tiredness, increased infections|
|allergic reaction||rash, swollen mouth and throat, breathing problems|
Are cold sores contagious?
What do I do in case of emergency?
Is my order shipped discreetly?
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