Aciclovir tablets


Aciclovir tablets
Aciclovir is a prescription antiviral medicine that is used to treat a range of infections caused by the herpes virus, including cold sores, genital herpes and eye infections.
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What is Aciclovir?

Aciclovir is an antiviral medication used to treat the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Symptoms of the virus include genital herpes, cold sores and blisters/red sores in the affected areas. The Aciclovir medication will not cure herpes completely but will reduce the symptoms and help to treat further growth from future. Aciclovir can also be prescribed to treat other infections, such as shingles or chickenpox which are caused by a similar virus.

How does Aciclovir work?

The Aciclovir tablets work to prevent the growth and spreading of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The antiviral tablets won't kill the virus but will provide aid to the body's immune system to fight the infection.

Is Aciclovir suitable for me?

If you're experiencing any symptoms of the herpes virus or a cold sore growth, Aciclovir may be right for you. Consult your physician for the best treatment.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Skin becoming sensitive to sunlight 
  • Headache

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Aciclovir.

For one or two course treatments:

  • For 200mg tablets (25 or 50 pack) take one tablet five times daily (1 tablet every 4 hours, missing one dose overnight). Start course at onset of symptoms. Complete five day course.
  • For 400mg tablets (15 or 30 pack) take one tablet three times daily (eg: 9am, 2pm, 7pm). Start course at onset of symptoms. Complete five day course. Swallow whole or dissolve in water. Drink plenty during course of treatment.

For Suppressive therapy treatment (3 or 6 months):

  • Take 1 tablet twice daily (12 hours apart). Swallow whole or dissolve in water. Drink plenty of water during course of treatment.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Additional Information

Aciclovir is a prescription medication and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Do not share this medication with others, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

Aciclovir is an antiviral medication used to treat herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox, and shingles. It can also be used to prevent recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes. Aciclovir belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside analogues, which work by preventing the virus from replicating.

Aciclovir is available in both oral and topical forms. The oral form is taken as a tablet, capsule, or suspension (liquid). It is usually taken three to five times per day for seven to ten days. The topical form is applied as a cream or ointment to the affected area five times per day for four to five days.

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Can I buy Aciclovir tablets over the counter?

Yes, you can buy Aciclovir tablets over the counter at most pharmacies. However, it is always best to check with your pharmacist or doctor first to make sure that this medication is appropriate for you.

Can I take Aciclovir tablets while breastfeeding?

Yes, you can take Aciclovir tablets while breastfeeding. However, it is always best to check with your doctor first to make sure that this medication is appropriate for you.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Can I use Aciclovir for shingles?

Yes, Aciclovir can be used to treat shingles. However, it is always best to check with your doctor first to make sure that this medication is appropriate for you.

How long does it take for Aciclovir tablets to work?

Aciclovir tablets typically start to work within 3-5 days. However, it is always best to check with your doctor first to make sure that this medication is appropriate for you.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.