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I have been prescribed metronidazole for non-specific vaginitis. I am supposed to take 2000mg on the first day and third day. Today is the third day and I have developed a cold sore. I have taken 2000mg valacyclovir, as that is what I always take when such a thing happens. However, I still have to take my 2000mg metronidazole today and then another dosage of 2000mg valacyclovir in 12 hours. Is it okay to do this?

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There are no reported adverse effects / interaction between Metronidazole and Valaciclovir

So Yes It is safe to take Metronidazole 2000 mg and Valaciclovir 2000mg together. But just space it at least 6 hours apart (so that you are not taking it at a single time time). Both can be taken with some food.

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Thank you very much :)

You are welcome. Wish you good health.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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