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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:55 am 

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I take valacyclovir daily for suppression. If I get 1g pills and split them into two for 500mg a piece for daily suppression, is there any risk with splitting the pills? I ask this because it is the same co-pay for 30 pills of 1g as it is for 500mg. So why not get 30 1g pills and split them for a 60 day supply?

What is the recommendation for daily suppression?

Last outbreak was last summer and it was so minor that if I hadn't been investigating I probably wouldn't have noticed. I've been taking eithe 1g or 500mg depending on what prescription I filled out.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:32 pm 

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yes you can split them in half. buy a pill cutter if you don't have one, much easier than sitting there with a kitchen knife.

betsy

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:34 pm 

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9 or less ob's a year it's 500mg once a day.

if you have insurance, have you looked into the mail order program too? much easier to use ( even walmart has a 90 day mail order delivery program ) and usually saves you a copay too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:58 pm 

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I do have insurance (good insurance), but after I added it up, it saved me like $20 a year.
Thanks for the info!


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