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Asked by Anonymous in Herpes
May 14, 2022
What is the name of the drug that folks take daily to minimize the chance of transmitting genital herpes?
What is the dosage?
STDcounselor
May 15, 2022
The three main drugs used to treat HSV are acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir. You may recognize them by their brand names though–Zovirax, Famvir, and Valtrex. To prevent recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes the Mayo Clinic lists the following dosing guidelines.

Acyclovir: Adults and children 12 years of age and older—200 to 400 mg two to five times a day for five days or up to twelve months, depending on how often your outbreaks of infection occur.

Famciclovir: Adults—250 milligrams (mg) two times a day for up to one year.

Valacyclovir: Adults—500 milligrams (mg) or 1000 mg once a day.

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