Genital herpes is an incredibly common illness that has a string of similar infections that affect people around the world.

In this article, we discover what genital herpes is, look into related infections, and explain how it can be treated.

WHAT IS GENITAL HERPES?

Genital herpes is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) that is passed through unprotected sex. The biggest symptom is painful blisters on the genital area, thighs, and anus. Other symptoms include itching, burning and flu-like symptoms.

Genital herpes is a virus that is caused by a strain called the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), this strain of virus also causes cold sores. There is no cure for a herpes infection, but it can be managed.

HOW DOES ACICLOVIR WORK?

Aciclovir is an antiviral medication that is used to treat herpes infections and can therefore be used to treat cold sores, chickenpox and shingles.

Aciclovir tablets work by limiting how many times the virus will duplicate in your body, which helps to ease the symptoms of the herpes infection. The medication also helps to prevent outbreaks from happening and lessen how long these outbreaks last should they occur.

DIFFERENT ACICLOVIR AVAILABLE

We offer two different strengths of Aciclovir, please see the table below for more information.

STRENGTH OF THE MEDICATION WHAT IT IS COMMONLY USED TO TREAT HOW YOU SHOULD TAKE IT QUANTITIES AVAILABLE (TABLETS) PRICES STARTING FROM
Aciclovir 200mg Cold sores Taken at the first sign of symptoms, five times a day for five days. You should spread these doses evenly throughout the day 25, 50, 75 £13.99
Aciclovir 400mg Genital herpes Taken at the first sign of symptoms, three times a day for five days. You should spread these doses evenly throughout the day 15, 30, 45 £14.99

 

SIDE EFFECTS OF ACICLOVIR

As with all medications, there is the possibility of having an allergic reaction. If you experience difficulty breathing, body parts swelling or a rash, stop taking the medication immediately and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Other side effects can occur, such as:

  • Affecting 1 in 10 people, common side effects can include dizziness, nausea, feeling lethargic, and fever.
  • Affecting 1 in 100 people, uncommon side effects include losing hair and a rash.
  • Affecting 1 in 1,000 people, rare side effects can include an increase of enzymes in the liver and changes in blood and urine tests.
  • Affecting 1 in 10,000 people, very rare side effects include kidney issues, shaking and seizures.

Please note that these are some of the side effects that can occur from taking these medications, for a complete list of side effects please see the patient information leaflets:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACICLOVIR

Aciclovir tablets are only available on prescription. Some medications can affect the way that Aciclovir works, which can make you more susceptible to suffering from side effects.

It is important to communicate which medications you are taking (if any), particularly if you are taking when requesting this prescription:

  • Mycophenolate Mofetil
  • Probenecid
  • Aminophylline
  • Cimetidine
  • Theophylline

Aciclovir tablets are also known to affect your kidneys, so it is important to make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids when taking this medication and avoid taking this medication if you have pre-existing issues with your kidneys.

BUY ACICLOVIR FROM A TRUSTED ONLINE PHARMACY

You can purchase Aciclovir herpes medication discreetly from an online pharmacy like PostMyMeds. We offer fast, 1st class delivery via Royal Mail.

We understand the sensitivities around taking herpes medication and take privacy very seriously, so we deliver our medication in discreet, completely unbranded packaging.

Find out more about genital herpes, Aciclovir 200mg and Aciclovir 400mg tablets.

 

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Mar 22, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 23, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh,

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