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Aciclovir is used in decreasing the pain and speeding up the healing of blisters or sores in people with varicella or chickenpox, herpes zoster or shingles, and first-time or repeat outbreaks of genital herpes. It is also used to prevent an outbreak of genital herpes in people who have been infected with the virus.

What is Aciclovir For?

Aciclovir is a medication that treats infections caused by herpes simplex including initial and repeat occurrence of genital herpes, and cold sores. It is an antiviral medicine prescribed for people who have a weak immune system. The medication helps prevent getting these infections.

Aside from treating genital herpes, Aciclovir is also prescribed for the treatment of shingles and chickenpox.

Aciclovir belongs to a medicine group called synthetic nucleoside analogues.

Aciclovir: How Does It Work?

There are two viral infections treated by Aciclovir, namely, herpes simplex and varicella-zoster. Chickenpox and shingles are caused by the virus, varicella-zoster. On the other hand, cold sores and genital herpes are caused by the virus, herpes simplex.

The medication prevents the virus from multiplying and spreading. Aciclovir reduces the severity and speeds up the healing of sores. The tablet does not cure genital herpes.  

Aciclovir: Benefits

While aciclovir is not the treatment for the cure of herpes virus, the benefits of taking this medication include reducing the pain and shortening the duration of the blisters or sores quickly in people with outbreaks of genital herpes, shingles, and chickenpox.

Aciclovir: How Do You Use It?

Aciclovir is available in a tablet, capsule, and oral suspension form. It is safe to take Aciclovir on an empty stomach. The recommended dosage is one 200mg tablet two times or up to five times daily for 5 to 10 days. You can take the pill as soon as you notice your symptoms start.

Doctors recommend a longer course of aciclovir treatment to suppress outbreaks of genital herpes.  You can take one 200mg tablet twice and up to five times daily, but for up to 12 months.

The tablet is to be taken orally and swallowed whole. It is recommended that the tablet is taken at the same time every day. This will mimic a routine that will help you remember taking the medicine as prescribed.

You must follow the recommended dosage of your doctor and ask your doctor to explain if there is anything unclear about the medication dosage.

Do not self-medicate. Do not reduce or add your dose without your doctor knowing.

If you are taking the suspension, you must shake the bottle well.

You should see improvement in your symptoms during the course of your Aciclovir treatment. If this does not happen and if the symptoms seem to get worse, consult with your doctor immediately.

You must complete the prescribed treatment duration even if the symptoms disappear or you feel better. If you abruptly stop taking this medication, your infection may not be completely treated and will be far more difficult to treat as the medication will no longer be effective.  

Aciclovir: Dosage

To help shorten the duration and severity of genital herpes, the recommended dose of Aciclovir is one tablet twice to five times daily. The full treatment course for this is 5 to 10 days.

To suppress or prevent genital herpes outbreak, you must take the tablet two to five times daily but on a longer period this time, for up to 12 months.

The doses may vary depending on the reason why you are taking Aciclovir. You must consult your doctor and follow his instructions on the dosage.

Can You Buy Aciclovir Online?

Aciclovir is available online in the UK. You can safely buy this medicine from, a trusted online pharmacy that also offers an online doctor’s consultation service. You can consult with our doctor online to determine if Aciclovir is suitable for your condition. After your online consultation, we will fill out your order.  

Please note: this page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved for Sexual Health medication, you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.
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