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Caution should be exercised to prevent inadvertent overdose [see Use in Specific Populations]. Precipitation of acyclovir in renal tubules may occur when the solubility (2.5 mg/mL) is exceeded in the intratubular fluid. In the event of acute renal failure and anuria, the patient may benefit from hemodialysis until renal function is restored [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].
VALTREX (valacyclovir hydrochloride) is contraindicated in patients who have had a demonstrated clinically significant hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to valacyclovir, acyclovir, or any component of the formulation [see ADVERSE REACTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/24/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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