Aciclovir 400mg Tablets for Genital Herpes

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If you suffer from genital herpes and are tired of waiting for your symptoms to subside, you should seek treatment. When taken as soon as symptoms appear, aciclovir tablets stop the virus in its tracks, leaving you free of irritation, blisters, and crusting.

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What is Aciclovir and what are its applications?


Aciclovir is an antiviral tablet used to prevent or treat infections caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which can cause both cold sores, which are typically found around the mouth, and genital herpes, which can appear around the genital area and the anus. Learn more about aciclovir’s applications here.

Aciclovir tablets are a generic brand that contains aciclovir as the active ingredient. The brand name for this medication is Zovirax. It is less expensive to purchase here in its generic form, but it is just as effective.

It cannot completely cure herpes, but it will suppress the symptoms and stop the growth of the virus. Additionally, aciclovir can be used to prevent recurrent outbreaks. It is one of the most popular treatments for genital herpes in the United Kingdom.

What is Herpes Genital?


The herpes simplex virus causes genital herpes, a common infection that causes painful blisters on the genitals and nearby areas (HSV). Genital herpes is commonly classified as a sexually transmitted infection because it is commonly transmitted through sexual contact (STI). HSV, like many STIs, is highly contagious and can be transmitted through any direct contact with affected areas.

How does acyclovir function?


If you begin taking 400 mg of Aciclovir as soon as symptoms appear, the outbreak will typically subside within one to two days. Typically, repeated outbreaks are preceded by a tingling or itching sensation.

Aciclovir targets the enzyme required for HSV replication and growth. Stopping the production of this enzyme prevents the virus from reproducing and causing additional blisters. This enables the immune system to combat the remaining virus and put an end to the outbreak.

Before resuming sexual activity after taking Aciclovir, you should wait until the affected area has healed. Once the virus has completely entered remission, it will no longer be infectious.

Options other than Aciclovir:


Aciclovir tablets are a treatment for genital herpes that requires a prescription. Other antiviral prescription medications include Valtrex and the generic version that contains the same active ingredient, Valaciclovir.

Aciclovir precautions


Reading the following cautions carefully will assist you in selecting a suitable product.

Before taking Aciclovir, you should inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

You have a kidney disorder or abnormalities of the nervous system. Maintaining optimal hydration while taking Aciclovir will reduce the side effects on the kidneys.
Aciclovir and other pharmaceuticals

Inform your doctor of any medications you are currently taking or intend to take, including:

  • Cimetidine (for peptic ulcers)
  • Probenecid (for gout)
  • The drug mycophenolate mofetil
  • Ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)
  • A drug containing theophylline (for asthma)
  • Zidovudine (for HIV infections)

Before taking a new medication, please review all packaging and the accompanying Patient Information Leaflet.

Alcohol and acyclovir

While consuming alcohol while taking this medication is not prohibited, it is important to limit consumption to allow the medication to work effectively. Visit our page on Aciclovir tablets and alcohol for more information.

Aciclovir dosage

As soon as you observe herpes virus symptoms, such as visible blisters and a burning sensation, start taking Aciclovir 400 mg tablets.

Take 1 tablet three times a day with a glass of water for five days, or as directed. If you are prescribed Aciclovir to prevent future herpes outbreaks, you will likely take two tablets per day for three to six months.

HSV infections are contagious and can be transmitted even if Aciclovir is administered. Therefore, you should frequently wash your hands and avoid exposing the infected area to others.

Aciclovir side effect


If you do experience side effects while taking Aciclovir, they may include the following:

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea, rash, stomach pain, fatigue, fever, and heightened light sensitivity

If you are concerned about these side effects, or if the product has any other effect on you, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Are Aciclovir and Acyclovir the same?

Yes, the two terms refer to the same antiviral drug used to treat HSV infections, chickenpox, and shingles. My London Pharmacy can prescribe Aciclovir for the treatment of genital herpes online.

Are Aciclovir tablets antibiotics?

Aciclovir tablets are antiviral medications, not an antibiotic. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, not viral ones.

Are Aciclovir tablets available without a prescription?

No, aciclovir is a prescription-only medication that requires a doctor’s or pharmacist’s prescription. Following an online consultation, My London Pharmacy offers Aciclovir for sale.

Should you take Aciclovir with food?

Aciclovir can be taken with or without food – it’s up to you – but taking it with food may reduce the risk of stomach upset. Aciclovir should be taken with a large glass of water with each dose.

How rapidly should Aciclovir take effect?

In an ideal situation, you should begin taking Aciclovir as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. It can also be used as a preventative measure for chronic patients. If you are taking Aciclovir for the first time, the first course will likely last around 10 days. Results are not instantaneous, so continue using the treatment as directed to begin noticing an improvement.

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