Aciclovir is a medication that is commonly used to treat genital herpes or herpes simplex. This medication can also be prescribed for illnesses like chickenpox and shingles infection. Genital herpes is an STI caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus is contagious and can spread from one individual to another through close contact or sex. There isn’t yet a known cure for herpes, but the condition can be controlled through a range of treatments, including Aciclovir tablets.

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When is Aciclovir prescribed?

Aciclovir is commonly prescribed to shorten the duration and severity of a genital herpes outbreak. Aciclovir works by inhibiting the spread and development of the virus.

Aciclovir is likely to be prescribed to treat any reoccurring outbreaks of genital herpes in adults. The tablets may also be prescribed for 3 months for those patients who have 6 or more reoccurring outbreaks a year.


How does Aciclovir work?

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

During an outbreak of herpes, the virus creates an enzyme that is self-sustaining to help multiply itself, and this leads to the symptoms associated with the condition. Aciclovir helps to prevent the production of the enzyme, therefore stopping the virus from growing and allowing the immune system to push itself back into remission.


Dosage and how to use Aciclovir:

When using Aciclovir, you should always follow the doctors recommended dosage and the information that comes in the patient information leaflet.

When using Aciclovir to treat an active genital herpes outbreak, you should take 1 tablet 5 times a day. You can also chew this medication and take it that way.

When taking Aciclovir to suppress genital herpes, you should take 1 tablet twice a day for 6 months.


Side effects:

Like any other medicine, Aciclovir comes with the risk of side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects which cause you concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling sick
  • Itching
  • Migraines
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Unexplained fever


Who can and cannot use Aciclovir?

Aciclovir, like many other medications, can interact negatively with some medications and health conditions. If you take any of the following medication, or suffer from any of the following health conditions, you should avoid using Aciclovir:

  • Suffer from kidney problems
  • If you are over the age of 65
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • If you are currently using Probenecid
  • If you are currently using Cimetidine
  • If you are currently using Mycofenolate Mofetil
  • If you are currently using Theophylline


Where can I buy Aciclovir?

You can buy Aciclovir online safely through MedsRUs. Aciclovir is a prescription only medication meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. If you did not want to go to the hassle of making an appointment and visiting your doctor for a face to face consultation, you can arrange a consultation online with MedsRUs to get a prescription for Aciclovir within minutes.

During this quick and easy process, you simply have to fill in our patient questionnaire by answering a few short questions. Our certified prescribers will then check it over to see if this medication is right for you and your condition. Once the prescribers have confirmed it is the right treatment, you will be provided with a prescription and the medication will be dispensed immediately and sent directly to you.

Our service is completely discreet and confidential, and you can order the medication you need without even having to leave your house.