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Valtrex side effects? Hair loss?

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Hey @JayHoops! The Mayo Clinic doesn't have conclusive evidence of that — https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/valacyclovir-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20066635?p=1 — but there are many people who claim that the hair loss is due to the medication itself. It may be that the hair loss is less the side effect of medication and more a side effect of the stress that can come with having a new herpes diagnosis. Overall, the side effects of all the herpes medication (acyclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir) are minimal and very well tolerated over the long term as far as the studies suggest. 

This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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