Aciclovir can provide symptomatic relief and reduce the amount of time it takes to recover from a genital herpes, shingles or cold sore outbreak.
It can treat outbreaks when they occur and can also be taken as a preventative treatment for genital herpes and cold sores.

  • Can significantly reduce the recovery time of a herpes outbreak
  • Provides timely relief from painful and uncomfortable symptoms
  • Can be taken as a preventative treatment for cold sores and genital herpes
  • Available in 200mg and 800mg doses
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Aciclovir FAQs

What benefits can you expect when you buy Aciclovir tablets?

Aciclovir is a proven way to treat and prevent outbreaks of genital herpes, cold sores and shingles. The sooner you take it after you notice the first signs of an outbreak, the better it will be at cutting down recovery time and minimising the occurrence of uncomfortable symptoms. Aciclovir can also be used to suppress the virus and prevent outbreaks, especially in people who experience frequent genital herpes infections.

How do Aciclovir tablets work?

These tablets work by directly attacking the herpes simplex virus, to prevent it from spreading. It does this by influencing the DNA polymerase enzymes that are vital in helping the virus duplicate and spread, allowing your body to deal with it more effectively. This is why taking this treatment when the infection hasn't been active for long is so important.

Who can take it?

Most men and women over the age of 18 can buy Aciclovir tablets for the treatment of genital herpes, cold sores and shingles.

Who cannot take it?

Aciclovir tablets may not be entirely suitable to take if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also not take it if you are diabetic or taking medicines such as zidovudine, ciclosporin or cimetidine.

When you take your online consultation, make sure that you mention any medical conditions or medications you are taking that may be relevant, whether they were mentioned in this section.

How do you take Aciclovir?

Aciclovir is taken in different doses, dependent on the strain of herpes virus it's required to treat. Although a doctor may adjust the dosage slightly, below is a general idea of what might be prescribed:

  • For genital herpes and cold sores, the general prescribed dose would be one 200mg Aciclovir tablet 5 times a day, at 4 hourly intervals for a duration of 5 days
  • As a preventative treatment for genital herpes and cold sores, one Aciclovir 200mg tablet should be taken 4 times a day at 6 hourly intervals for 6 to 12 months
  • One 800mg Aciclovir tablet (or four 200mg tablets) 5 times a day at 4 hourly intervals for 7 days is usually recommended for the treatment of shingles

Are there any side effects?

Just like all prescription medications, Aciclovir can cause side effects, however this is not the rule and since it's mostly used as a short term treatment, any effects aren't lasting. Common effects include headaches, diarrhoea, stomach pains, rashes, dizziness and fatigue. If you develop any more serious effects or these effects won't go away, then it's advisable to ask a doctor for advice.

Can you buy Aciclovir online?

You can buy Aciclovir in the UK from euroClinix safely and discreetly. Our order process is simple and confidential and involves a consultation process to help our team of doctors ensure that you can take this treatment safely. If your consultation is approved, a prescription will be issued and your medication will be dispensed by our pharmacist. You will not be charged and our doctor may recommend an alternative treatment if you aren't able to buy Aciclovir safely.

Bram Borns Dr Brons

"Most people live with the herpes virus without it causing them any concern or discomfort, but for those occasional outbreaks, antiviral treatments can provide much-needed relief."

Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

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  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy
Compare herpes virus treatments

The dosage instructions for each herpes virus medication differ according to the condition they are taken to treat.

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Genital herpes
  Dosage 1 x 200mg tablet 1 x 250mg tablet 2 x 500mg tablet
  Frequency 5 x a day 3 x a day 1 x a day
  Duration 5 days 5 days 3 – 10 days
Cold sores
  Dosage 1 x 200mg tablet 1 x 250mg tablet 2 x 500mg tablet
  Frequency 5 x a day 3 x a day 1 x a day
  Duration 5 days 7 days 3 – 10 days
  Dosage 1 x 800mg tablet 1 x 500mg tablet 2 x 500mg tablet
  Frequency 5 x a day 3 x a day 3 x a day
  Duration 7 days 7 days 7 days
Preventative treatment 1 x 200mg, 4 x a day 2 x 250mg per day 1 x 500mg per day
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