Valacyclovir (Valtrex) for Bell Palsy
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Definition: Valaciclovir or valacyclovir is an antiviral drug used in the management of herpes simplex and herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug, being converted in vivo to aciclovir. It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under the trade name Valtrex or Zelitrex. As of November 25, 2009 (2009 -11-25), Valacyclovir is marketed in generic form in the United States by Ranbaxy Laboratories. Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from dysfunction cranial nerve VII that results in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Several conditions can cause facial paralysis, e.g. , brain tumor, stroke, and Lyme disease. However, if no specific cause can be identified, the condition is known as Bell's palsy. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
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