What is the Recommended Treatment to Prevent Recurrent Outbreaks of Genital Herpes (Suppressive Therapy)

The Prescriber’s Digital Reference (PDR) states the recommended treatment to prevent outbreaks of genital herpes is Valacyclovir 1 gram (1000 mg) taken once daily. However, “in patients with a history of fewer than 9 recurrences per year, 500 mg once daily may be given.” They note that “500 mg once daily regimen appears to be less effective than other regimens in patients with 10 or more episodes per year.”


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