From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Valtrex® free samples offer patients the ability to save on high prescription costs and try out the drug before filling a full prescription. Besides using free samples of Valtrex®, patients may also be able to save by taking advantage of coupons and Valtrex® patient assistance programs.
Valtrex® is an antiviral prescription medication used to treat the symptoms associated with oral herpes, genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Valtrex® works by slowing the growth and spread of the virus, which in turn allows the body to fight off the infection. However, Valtrex® is not a cure for genital herpes, and does not prevent the spread of the herpes virus. Valtrex® is an FDA approved medication.
|Chemical name||Valacyclovir hydrochloride|
|Manufactured by||GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)|
|Brought to market||1995|
|Administration||Once or twice daily by mouth (herpes) or three times a day (Shingles); comes in liquid and pill form|
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Valtrex® is the trade name for valacyclovir hydrochloride, and is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. It is typically prescribed to ease the symptoms of genital herpes and to help prevent outbreaks. Valtrex® may also be used in the treatment of other herpes related viruses including shingles, chicken pox, and cold sores.
Common side effects associated with Valtrex® include, but are not limited to:
- Joint pain
- Mild skin rash
- Stuffy nose or sore throat
How to Get Valtrex® Samples
Free samples can allow patients to try out the effectiveness of Valtrex® before spending money on a Valtrex® prescription. Samples are available from doctors and healthcare providers who receive them from GSK. If the physicians do not have any on hand, they may also be able to request them directly from GlaxoSmithKline at 888-825-5249. If Valtrex® works for prospective patients, Valtrex® coupons and patient assistance programs may further aid in reducing prescription costs for the drug. Patient assistance programs are available through GlaxoSmithKline, and can provide patients with free Valtrex® for up to a year. In order to be eligible, patients must meat certain income and insurance qualifications.