That's even odder. Valtrex is taken every day to suppress outbreaks of herpes. It's not a cure for anything and it's not a treatment for BV. If the doctor thought you had herpes, prescribing Valtrex for 10 days isn't going to help anything. This looks like a mistake. Are you positive it says Valtrex? Didn't you get information from the pharmacy about your prescription? What does it say?
I would suggest calling the clinic and asking about it - there certainly seems to be a problem. I can think of no reason to prescribe just 10 Valtrex pills, even if the diagnosis was herpes. Maybe he simply wrote down the wrong drug, as this dosage is more in line for an antibiotic (Flagyl) to treat BV. Doctors do make mistakes.
I can think of no reason to prescribe just 10 Valtrex pills, even if the diagnosis was herpes.
Actually, it is quite common to just treat the first episode of a herpes outbreak...the common dosage is 1 pill (of the higher dosage, I think 1,000mg) once a day for 10 days. This is what my doctor prescribed me during my first outbreak. Since many people only have the initial outbreak, and don't really get recurring outbreaks, doctors usually wait to see if you are going to have regular outbreaks before they put you on daily valtrex. I do not take valtrex daily, as I do not get recurring outbreaks...maybe 1 very minor outbreak per 1 to 1.5 years, and they never consist of more than 1 or 2 small bumps that don't even really bother me.
I have been prescribed "metrogel" for bacterial vaginosis before.
To the original poster...you should definately call your doctor ASAP about the prescription. I hope it is just a mixup, but if it isn't, we would welcome you on the herpes board here, if you have any questions or just need to talk.