I am currently looking to see if anyone here has taken Valtrex or any other antiviral in the first trimester.
I was taking 500mg of Valtrex for suppression until I found out I was pregnant 8 days ago and stopped. I just started an ob. I had called my ob/gyn to ask if it is safe to continue on suppressive therapy before I broke out and he said he would get back to me, then he went out of town for 2 weeks.
I spoke to his nurse practitioner yeserday and she ssid they only prescibe it in the second trimester.
I am 5 weeks along, that's an eternity.
She couldn't give me a reason why they wait.
My outbreaks usually don't subside for 3 or 4 weeks unless treated.
Even then it takes a couple of weeks. I have systemic Lupus which leaves me moderately immunosuppred and makes it hard to get over an ob.
I used Valtrex the last month of my last pregnancy because I had an ob.
Anyone out there have any experience taking this drug in the first trimester?