Aciclovir tablets also known as acyclovir and the brand name Zovirax is an antiviral medicine, only available on prescription. You can order aciclovir tablets online using our fast and affordable online doctor and pharmacy service.Aciclovir tablets can treat infections triggered by the herpes virus i.e. genital herpes and cold sores. Aciclovir tablets he tablets can be used as a suppressive treatment for a severe herpes outbreak or as a preventative treatment.
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Aciclovir tablets are an anti-viral medication used to treat the outbreak of cold sores. Cold sores occur due to the herpes virus, activates by triggers such as stress, fatigue and cold weather. You will normally start with feeling a sensation on the lip and symptoms can last for up to 10 days. Aciclovir helps to prevent the virus from spreading to allow the cold sore(s) to heal.
Each tablets contains Acicovir 200mg which stops the spread of the virus by preventing it from growing and multiplying.
The recommended dose to treat cold sores is one 200mg tablets 5 times a day every 4 hours.
Treatment should ideally be started as soon as the tingling begins and is required for 5 days.
Aciclovir Side Effects
Common side effects of Aciclovir include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache, fatigue (tiredness), skin rash, hives and sensitivity to light.
Very rare Aciclovir side effects can include hepatitis, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), breathing difficulties, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, drowsiness, slurred speech, kidney failure and various blood problems (anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia). If you experience any of these side effects, seek medical attention.
Refer to the Aciclovir patient information leaflet for a complete list of cautions and side effects.
Prescription fees enable our qualified doctors to issue you a prescription for your medication, just like if you visit your local pharmacy. Instead of a high flat rate like the NHS, we offer cheaper fees based on the total cost of your order.