Genital Herpes advice and treatment with Aciclovir 400mg tablets available to buy online from our UK registered pharmacy.
All medicine supplied is UK licensed.
|Herpes antiviral medication||Quantity||Cost|
|Aciclovir 400mg||15 tablets (1 course of treatment)||£8.95|
|Aciclovir 400mg||30 tablets (2 courses of treatment)||£13.95|
Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.
Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.
If you have your own private or NHS paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).
Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.
|Order value||Prescription fee|
|up to £10||£1.00|
|up to £20||£2.00|
|up to £40||£3.00|
|Herpes antiviral medication||Dr Fox*||Zava||Superdrug||Simple Pharmacy||Lloyds||Independent Pharmacy|
|Aciclovir 400mg (1 course)||£8.95||£19.95||£20.00||£14.95||£20.00||£19.99|
|Aciclovir 400mg (2 courses)||£13.95||£24.95||£25.00||£19.95||£25.00||£31.98|
UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).
Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.
Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.
If you have previously been diagnosed with genital herpes, and you are confident you recognise the symptoms of repeat outbreaks, you can request treatment from Dr Fox pharmacy.
Further information on genital herpes and treatment with Aciclovir 400mg tablets.
Diagnosis and check-up before treatment
Not every sore in the genital area is caused by herpes. It is important to see a doctor or an STI clinic to have a diagnosis and to be tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Do NOT self-treat with antiviral medication without getting a medical diagnosis first. New sores in different places are unlikely to be caused by herpes. Aciclovir 400mg tablets are for the treatment of herpes sores in the vaginal area, on or around the penis, and in the region of the anus (back passage) - see photos of herpes.
Treatment with Aciclovir
A 5-day course of aciclovir treatment will typically reduce the duration of genital herpes sores by one or two days. It also reduces severity of symptoms and infectiousness. If taken early enough, aciclovir may prevent sores from breaking open. A course of aciclovir will not prevent future outbreaks.
Is herpes infectious?
It is best to refrain from sexual contact when herpes sores are open and active. Using condoms provides protection from transmission, but this protection is not 100% effective. Spread can still take place.
There is currently no herpes vaccine. The following steps will help to reduce infection:
- Using condoms for sexual contact, including oral sex.
- Avoid contact with blisters and sores - wash your hands if this occurs.
- Avoid sharing sex toys.
- Managing stress - a common trigger for an outbreak.
Dose of Aciclovir for repeat genital herpes
Start treatment early, preferably in the first 24 to 48 hours of a new sore. Take one 400mg tablet three times daily for 5 days.
Please note: The dose instruction in the patient information leaflet supplied with the tablets is different from the instruction on the packet - follow the prescription instruction label on the box. Tablets will be supplied in blank boxes of 15 or 30 tablets.
The dosage for cold sore treatment is different to genital herpes treatment.
Swallow tablets whole with plenty of fluids, or dissolve in water. Can be taken with or without food. Seek medical advice if treatment is not effective or there are new symptoms or side effects. It is important to drink plenty of water whilst taking aciclovir, and to avoid alcohol.
Can anyone take Aciclovir?
People over 65 years, those diagnosed with kidney disease (impaired renal function), and women who are pregnant may not be able to take aciclovir. Checks are carried out during the online consultation and advice is given. Dr Fox pharmacy supplies medicine only to adults (over 18s).
If you experience a bout of herpes during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, visit your doctor to discuss treatment options. Aciclovir should not interfere with contraception.
Aciclovir tablets and other medication
People taking the following medications should consult a doctor or pharmacist before taking aciclovir:
- Probenecid, used to treat gout.
- Cimetidine, used to treat stomach ulcers.
- Mycophenolate mofetil, used to stop your body rejecting transplanted organs.
- Ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant drug).
- Theophylline (used in asthma and other breathing problems).
- Zidovudine (used in HIV infection).
Side effects of Aciclovir
Like all medicines, aciclovir can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you have an allergic reaction (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people) stop taking Aciclovir 400mg tablets and see a doctor straight away.
Common side effects include headache, feeling dizzy or sick, diarrhoea, stomach pains, rash, skin reaction after exposure to light (photosensitivity), itching, and fever.
See the patient information leaflet for further details.Buy treatment
Dr Fox supplies treatment on prescription – you are required to answer a short medical questionnaire before your order can be completed.
- NICE, 2017, Herpes simplex - genital, 26 February 2020
- BNF/NICE, 2017, ACICLOVIR, accessed 26 February 2020
- Accord-UK, 2020, Aciclovir Tablets BP 400mg: Summary of Product Characteristics, accessed 26 February 2020
The order process
Answer short medical questionnaire
Choose medication, register, and pay
Doctor issues prescription online
Pharmacy team post medication direct
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