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Aciclovir

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Aciclovir is prescribed mainly for the treatment of genital herpes. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by herpes simplex virus. It is contagious and spreads from one person to another via sex or close contact. There is no cure for genital herpes, but outbreaks may be controlled through antiviral treatments such as Aciclovir tablets. It's also possible that this medication may be given to treat conditions caused by the varicella-zoster virus, including chickenpox and shingles.

Prices start at £19.99 for 15 tablets

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review Date: 11/03/2019

See Aciclovir Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

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What is Aciclovir and what does it do?

Aciclovir is indicated for the treatment of genital herpes and herpes simplex. It may also be prescribed to treat chickenpox and shingles infections.

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by herpes simplex virus. It is contagious and spreads from one person to another via sex or close contact. There is no cure for genital herpes, but outbreaks may be controlled through antiviral treatments such as Aciclovir tablets.

When is Aciclovir prescribed?

Aciclovir tablets may be prescribed to shorten the duration and relieve the severity of a genital herpes outbreak. Aciclovir tablets work by inhibiting the spreading and development of the virus.

Aciclovir for Herpes suppression:

Aciclovir tablets are likely to be prescribed to treat recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes in adults. The tablets may also be prescribed as a 3 month suppression course to prevent outbreaks in patients experiencing six or more outbreaks per year.

How does Aciclovir work?

Aciclovir tablets contain 400mg of the active ingredient with the same name. It is effective against herpes since it works fast and eases symptoms during the active stages of an outbreak. This medicine achieves this by preventing the virus from reproducing in the body.

During an outbreak of herpes, the virus creates a self-sustaining enzyme to help multiply itself and this is what leads to the symptoms associated with the condition. Aciclovir can prevent the production of the enzyme, therefore starving the virus of the growth it needs and allowing the immune system to push the virus back into remission.

Is Aciclovir suitable for my condition?

Aciclovir tablets may be suitable if you have been diagnosed with genital herpes and have recurrent outbreaks. There are however some medicines and conditions that may affect the suitability of this treatment.

You must let our doctors know if any of the below applies to you. You can share this information by including it in the medical questionnaire. Let our doctors know if you:

  • Have any kidney problems
  • You are over the age of 65
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • You take Probenecid (to treat gout)
  • You take Cimetidine (to treat peptic ulcers)
  • You take Mycofenolate mofetil (to suppress immunity in transplant patients)
  • You take Theophylline (to treat asthma and other breathing problems)

If you take any treatments besides the few mentioned above, these are worth mentioning to your doctor or local pharmacist in order to check if there’s any possibility of interactions with medicines.

What is the recommended dosage of Aciclovir?

You should follow the doctor’s instructions on how to take this medicine. The doses outlined below are for your reference only. The dose may vary depending on your condition.

Aciclovir dosage to treat an active genital herpes outbreak:

Take 1 tablet, 3 times daily. The tablet can be swallowed whole with water, or dissolved in 50ml of water.

Aciclovir dosage to suppress genital herpes:

Take 1 tablet, twice daily for up to 12 months. The course should be reassessed by your GP every 6 to 12 months.

Does Aciclovir cause any side effects?

Yes, just like all medicines, Aciclovir may cause side effects in some users. However, the susceptibility to side effects varies from person to person, and not everyone will experience side effects.

Common side effects associated with taking Aciclovir includes, but are not limited to:

  • Skin rashes and/or increased sensitivity to the sun
  • Itching
  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick or being sick
  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Unexplained fever (high temperature) and feeling faint, particularly when you’re standing up

Always read the patient information leaflet before use. If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives on your skin or swelling of your face, lips or tongue, contact your GP or nearest surgery immediately.

Can I reduce the risk of getting side effects?

Yes, you can reduce the risk of side effects related to drug interactions by letting our doctors know about any other medicines you may take. Please include this information in the medical questionnaire when you request your private prescription.

How do I buy Aciclovir online?

To buy Aciclovir online, you need a valid prescription. A prescription can be obtained from your GP, or from our online doctor service by filling in a medical questionnaire. Doctor-4-U is a legitimate and fully regulated service that allows you to request a private prescription for selected conditions.

Once you have submitted the medical questionnaire, your information will be reviewed by one of our doctors. If deemed suitable for your condition, the doctor will accept your request and a prescription will be issued.

Your medicine will then be dispensed by our UK based partner pharmacy and sent by tracked delivery to your address. Your medicine is usually dispatched within 24 hours after ordering.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Advice on Addiction and Medication Restrictions

If you are at all worried or concerned about an addiction to any type of medication, we urge you to speak to a professional for help and advice. Below are links to organisations that can help.

  • Talk To Frank

  • NHS Help & Advice On Drug Addiction
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    Aciclovir Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
    Aciclovir 400mg 15 £19.99
    Aciclovir 400mg 30 £24.99
    Aciclovir 400mg 45 £29.99
    Aciclovir 400mg 168 £49.99

    Delivery Charges

    The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

    UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

    standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    UK Express Delivery, £2.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

    If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Anytime, £4.99 (This service includes Saturday)

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, which includes Saturday deliveries.

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 1pm, £7.99 (This service includes Saturday)

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 1pm next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered before 9am next day using Royal Mail Special Delivery service, this also includes Saturday deliveries.

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply

    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply.

    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

    Additional terms and conditions apply, please see below.

    US and outside the UK

    Unfortunately, we can't process orders from outside the UK at this time.


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    Delivery options exclude Bank Holidays, public holidays and Sundays.All deliveries are subject to Doctor-4-u successfully receiving payment and prescription being approved by the doctor.

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    Active ingredient: Aciclovir
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