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I recently started prednisone because I had a bad episode of erethyma multiformae. My dermatologist thinks it's from herpes simplex because I have a recurring lesion on my buttock. I think it is flaring up again. He prescribed me valtrex and told me to start in a week or so. But if the hsv is flaring up again, can I start valtrex today even though I'm still on prednisone?

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Hi,

There is no drug interaction between prednisone and Valtrex (valacyclovir).

You can take them together safely.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
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Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
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