- You can buy Aciclovir in 3 easy to follow steps. It's that simple!
- Step 1 - Follow the link below to begin your free online diagnosis. This stage should take no longer than a few minutes to complete.
- Step 2 - Your medical details are reviewed by one of our GMC registered UK doctors. Once this review has taken place, your personalised diagnosis will be sent directly to your inbox.
- Step 3 - Once you've received your diagnosis by email, you will be able to simply login to our members area and place your order which we will then deliver to you the very next day.
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Aciclovir is a well known anti-viral medication for the treatment of infections such as genital herpes, cold sores and shingles. It's often prescribed by doctors to patients who are experiencing symptoms for the first time. If you start taking it as soon as you notice an outbreak of symptoms, you can significantly reduce the time it takes for the infection to go away. Aciclovir can also be used as a preventative treatment to keep herpes outbreaks at bay, which is particularly helpful for people who regularly struggle with painful outbreaks of genital herpes.
You can buy Aciclovir online from HealthExpress by completing a short online consultation. Each consultation will be reviewed by one of our doctors. If you are suitable for Aciclovir, you will then be able to place your order. The doctor may also recommend other treatments suitable for your condition.
Benefits of Aciclovir
Aciclovir can help you successfully manage outbreaks of genital herpes, cold sores and shingles. It can reduce the pain or discomfort you experience when the virus is inflamed and reduce the amount of time you are ill. It can also be a very helpful treatment if taken in smaller dosages to prevent outbreaks of genital herpes or even cold sores.
How does it work?
Like other anti-viral medications, acyclovir works by preventing the herpes virus cells from duplicating and multiplying, so that they are unable to spread any further. It does this by blocking the viral enzyme DNA polymerase, the enzyme that gives the herpes virus its ability to spread and infect healthy cells. This gives your body's own immune system the time it needs to successfully fight off the infection.
Who can take it?
Most people over the age of 18 can use acyclovir safely and successfully for the treatment of outbreaks of genital herpes, cold sores and shingles. You may not be able to use Aciclovir safely if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are diabetic, or if you are taking medicines like cimetidine, zidovudine and ciclosporin. Make sure you detail any medications you are taking, as well as any medical conditions that you have, during your online consultation.
How do you take it?
How and when you take Aciclovir will vary, depending on the condition you are treating. In all cases you can take the tablets with or without food.
- To treat an outbreak of genital herpes or cold sores, the doctor may prescribe one 200mg dose 5 times a day for 5 days.
- For the prevention of cold sores or genital herpes, it's generally recommended that you take a single 200mg dose 4 times a day for 6 to 12 months.
- For treating shingles, 800mg of Aciclovir should be taken 5 times a day for 7 days.
What are the side effects?
Prescription anti-viral medications can potentially cause side effects; however, they won't affect everyone. Some of the most common side effects are dizziness, headaches, diarrhoea, stomach pain, skin rashes and tiredness. They should pass very quickly, but speak to a doctor if they become bothersome.
Ordering Aciclovir online
You can order Aciclovir from HealthExpress by completing our free online consultation form. You will need to provide information that will help our doctors assess whether this anti-viral treatment is the best treatment for you to use. If approved, you will be given the opportunity to order Aciclovir, as well as other medications that are suitable for your condition. Once you have placed your order, our doctor will write a prescription and forward it to our registered pharmacy. They will dispense your order and ship it for next-day delivery.
Please note that the manufacturer of Aciclovir may differ from that shown on the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.