Order Genital Herpes Treatment online without seeing a doctor by filling in a simple online questionnaire. Our online doctor and pharmacy service offers a convenient and confidential way to get treatment for genital herpes.

DrFelix offers effective prescription medicine for the treatment of genital herpes; Aciclovir tablets or Valaciclovir tablets. You can request quantities for acute therapy for current herpes outbreaks or suppressive therapy with a low dose each day for chronic herpes with frequent outbreaks.

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Summary of available medications

Medication Quantity Price
Aciclovir 400mg 15 to 45 tablets (1-3 outbreaks) From £14.99
Valaciclovir 500mg 10 to 30 tablets (1-3 outbreaks) From £23.99

All medications


Medication Quantity Price
Aciclovir 400mg 15 tablets (1 outbreak) £14.99
Aciclovir 400mg 30 tablets (2 outbreaks) £19.99
Aciclovir 400mg 45 tablets (3 outbreaks) £23.99
Aciclovir 400mg Suppression (3 month/168 tablets) £34.99


Medication Quantity Price
Valaciclovir 500mg 10 tablets (1 outbreak) £23.99
Valaciclovir 500mg 20 tablets (2 outbreaks) £33.99
Valaciclovir 500mg 30 tablets (3 outbreaks) £43.99
Valaciclovir 500mg Suppression (3 months/84 tablets) £94.99

All prices exclude prescription fee

What is the herpes simplex virus (HSV)?

It is a cold sore virus which causes the genital herpes infection. Herpes virus causes symptoms like sores and blisters around the genital area which can be quite painful. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection since you can catch the simplex virus through sexual contact.

Is there a cure for genital herpes?

Unfortunately the herpes simplex virus which causes genital herpes is a chronic illness but you can use antiviral medication to control genital herpes. Genital herpes can have an outbreak at any time once it is in your body, so people suffering from HSV often use anti-virals aciclovir or valaciclovir as a suppressive treatment. The recurring outbreaks of the simplex virus are higher in frequency in the first few years but do reduce in frequency and severity over time.

What types of genital herpes are there?

There are two types of herpes simplex virus, Type 1 and Type 2. Both are highly contagious and can by passed via sexual contact be it vaginal oral or anal. Someone may be infected with no symptoms can still pass the virus on.

Should I tell my sexual partner(s)?

Yes, if you have been diagnosed by a health professional, you need to inform your sexual partner(s) so they can also get tested and treated if applicable. If you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable in doing this, your sexual health clinic can contact them on your behalf. The sexual health clinic sends them a note to inform them that they have potentially been exposed to an STI and advises them to get a check-up, sometimes the slip sent to them shows the name of the infection. This note is anonymous and does not have your name on it.

You will also have to inform any new partners that you have genital herpes as it can be transmitted even if you are showing no symptoms. We strongly recommend using condoms when having any form of sex (vagina, oral or anal) to reduce the infection spreading. Please note the use of condoms does not stop the infection spreading completely and it can still be transmitted to a new partner. The condom reduces this risk as it covers the penis but the genital herpes virus can still appear for example around the genitals or on the genitals. Your sexual partner(s) need to be aware of this.

What are the treatment options for herpes simplex virus?

Episodic treatment of genital herpes

This is suitable for people with less than 6 outbreaks in a year. Aciclovir is usually prescribed for each outbreak as a five day course. Another antiviral may also be prescribed.

Suppressive treatment of genital herpes

This is suitable for people with 6 or more outbreaks in a year. Aciclovir or valaciclovir is prescribed as a continuous treatment plan to prevent any herpes outbreaks all together.

How effective is the genital herpes treatment?

Aciclovir is the most popular prescription treatment prescribed for herpes; it is very effective and taken for a minimum period 5 days. Aciclovir can successfully contain the virus but does not cure herpes.

Valaciclovir is similar to acyclovir and works in the same way. The only difference being, valaciclovir does not have to be taken as often as acyclovir.

Aciclovir side effects

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Sore stomach
  • Rash
  • Fatigue

Valaciclovir side effects

  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Itchiness

Refer to the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects for acyclovir or valaciclovir tablets. It is recommended to take these medicines with plenty of water.