There are certain medications that can be used and don’t really require a doctor to have to check on you that much.
These are medications that are as follows:
Medications where the risk is very low. In this case a doctor doesn’t have to worry that your long term health is going to be put at risk if you don’t check in with them on a consistent basis. These are the types of drugs that as long as general directions for use are followed are safe.
Drugs where the use is short term to begin with. These are drugs where a doctor might have to watch your use at first, but can back off fairly quickly. After this all you have to do is run the course of treatment and only at the end of it will a doctor decide if it’s good for you to keep using it.
Treatments where the only risk comes with using combination medications. These are drugs that if different drugs are being used with them, then the risk goes up. When the use of the different treatments stops, then a doctor doesn’t have to watch a patient so closely.
Medications like Valtrex are long term basis treatments. These are drugs that are antivirals, which means that a patient can be expected to be on them long term. This is unlikely to change unless a doctor feels a person isn’t responding the way they need to and a change is needed. This would only be to use a different antiviral medication though.
Specific conditions Valtrex treats would include herpes as well as some of the conditions that can come as a result.
The long term use of this treatment means a person will have to consistently check in with a doctor and some patients are going to struggle with this. This doesn’t have to be the case.
In order to ensure antivirals treatments like Valtrex works properly (the generic name being valacyclovir) you have to be sure you know how to convey to a doctor how you feel while on it. This means how do you react, how do you feel immediately after using it, etc. All of this information is going to be extra important due to the long term use expected with this drug.
If you aren’t sure of what type of information you would be expected to convey to a doctor, then they’ll be more than willing to supply you with a list of questions they’ll want to ask when you come into see them. This helps a user of Valtrex in different ways. First it helps them to feel better about using the antiviral medication. Second it helps them to help a doctor to better serve them. They’ll know what type of information to keep track of and how to better monitor themselves during treatment.
There is no way to get around the fact that consistent use is required in order to be successful while on a treatment like Valtrex.