Aciclovir Tablets
Aciclovir Tablets

Aciclovir Cold Sore Tablets

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Aciclovir 200mg tablets is an antiviral medication used to treat infections caused by the herpes simplex virus including cold sores. This medication is available on prescription and can be ordered through our service by completing a short and simple consultation form for delivery in discreet & confidential packaging.

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    Aciclovir, also referred to as acyclovir, is a antiviral medication that targets the herpes simplex virus. It is used to treat a range of conditions caused by the virus including cold sores, genital herpes, chickenpox and shingles.

    This treatment is available at a strength of 200mg, which is taken 5 times a day for five days to treat cold sores. It should be taken as soon as you get the first signs of an infection and in most cases, you should start to feel better and see its effects within a few days.

    Cold Sore Tablets: Aciclovir

    Cold sores are an unpleasant condition that we’d all like to avoid if we can. But when a cold sore rears its ugly head, it’s good to know you’ve got the medication you need to resolve the problem quickly and effectively. That’s where aciclovir comes in.

    Aciclovir is a safe and effective medication that is used to reduce cold sores and get you feeling and looking more like yourself again. It has been proven to reduce the appearance of cold sores, and is easy to take in tablet forms.

    Aciclovir can also be used to treat other herpes virus infections, as well as chickenpox and shingles. It gets to work quickly and effectively to tackle your symptoms and improve your health. Genital herpes and eye infections can also be treated by aciclovir, and it sometimes comes as a liquid, a cream or an ointment depending on your ailment.

    You’ll find aciclovir for sale right here at Post My Meds. Simply place your order online and your medication will be delivered to you without headaches or hoops to jump through. If you have any questions about ordering cold sore tablets from our website, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

    Tablets for cold sores from Post My Meds

    Nobody wants to suffer from a cold sore, and it’s only natural to want to find the quickest and most effective way to get rid of your cold sore and improve your symptoms. Getting a doctor’s appointment can be difficult these days, with such a huge backlog of appointments to contend with, which is why more and more people are searching for the medication they need online.

    If you’ve found yourself searching ‘What are aciclovir tablets?’, you’re in the right place. Post My Meds makes it easy to get the medication you need delivered straight to your door from a fully registered online pharmacy you can trust. We are confidential and discreet, with a low price guarantee and a 4.8 out of 5 star rating on Trustpilot. Better yet, we offer free delivery on our orders.

    Order aciclovir from Post My Meds today and get the treatment you need quickly and securely, delivered straight to your door. We make it our mission to ensure that people can get the medication they need with minimal fuss or delay.

    Aciclovir tablets 200mg

    Get aciclovir tablets 200mg when you order online from Post My Meds. Once you receive your medication, you can start taking it to treat your cold sore. You should begin taking aciclovir as soon as you get the first signs of infection. You should start to feel better after taking aciclovir for a few days, and the signs of a cold sore should visibly start to reduce.

    Like all medications, aciclovir comes with its risk of side effects. In most cases, they will be mild and won’t last long. Common side effects of taking aciclover 200mg tablets include headaches, feeling nauseous, sickness or feeling dizzy. If you feel dizzy after taking the medication, do not drive or cycle until you feel better.

    If you find yourself dealing with an infection caused by the herpes virus – such as a cold sore, genital herpes or an eye infection – aciclovir can help to alleviate your symptoms and get you back on track. It can also be used to treat other health conditions such as shingles and chickenpox. You are more likely to suffer from a herpes infection if you’ve had one before or if you have a weakened immune system.

    Find the cold sore tablets you need

    Cold sores are a common issue that many people will experience at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t stop many people from feeling embarrassed and run down when suffering from one. While they can clear up on their own within around 10 days, the right medication can alleviate the issue quickly and easily, so you can get back to business as usual.

    A cold sore usually starts with an itching, tingling or burning feeling. You may notice discomfort when moving your mouth, or have the urge to touch your lips frequently. After around 48 hours, you will notice small fluid-filled blisters appearing on the skin. These will usually appear around the mouth, but in fact they can appear anywhere on the face. After a while, the blisters will burst and crust over into a scab.

    What are aciclovir tablets?

    When looking for cold sore tablets, aciclovir offers effective and fast action that can clear your symptoms up quickly. Aciclovir is the unbranded name for popular cold sore medications like Zovirax, Cymex Ultra and Virasob. This means you can get the trusted medication that works without paying branded prices.

    Between 200mg and 800mg is the standard single dose of aciclovir. 200mg tablets are available online from Post My Meds, as well as other doses. Typically, patients are prescribed aciclovir 2 to 5 times a day, with doses ideally spaced out evenly throughout the day. If you take it 4 times a day, you may take it first thing in the morning, at midday, in the later afternoon and at bedtime. Meanwhile, if you take it five times a day you should aim for 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm and 11pm.

    Continue taking your medication until it’s all finished, or until your pharmacist or doctor advises you to stop. Viral infections usually require treatment of 5 to 10 days.

    Aciclovir: the best cold sore treatment

    Cold sores usually start to heal on their own within 10 days, but they are contagious and can be painful and irritating as they heal. Certain illnesses are thought to trigger cold sores, as well as menstrual periods.

    If you’re looking for tablets for cold sores, Post My Meds can help you. We have effective cold sore medication such as aciclovir available to buy easily and securely from our expert online pharmacy.

    Aciclovir 200mg tablets at Post My Meds

    Aciclovir is considered to be the best treatment for cold sores, treating the viral infection that causes the facial blisters, clearing your skin in a matter of days. It controls the infection, allowing the immune system to deal with it to stop the virus growing and spreading. It’s also important to note that aciclovir will not disrupt the effectiveness of the female contraceptive pill.

    Order aciclovir 200 mg tablets from Post My Meds and get your medication sent straight to your door, with maximum ease and minimum fuss.

    Get cold sore tablets UK today

    If you are living with a cold sore, aciclovir tablets can help you overcome your symptoms, regain your confidence and feel more like yourself. We make it easy to get the medical support you need, delivered straight to your door quickly and easily.

    Get aciclovir 200mg tablets by post when you order from Post My Meds. Simply place your order and await your delivery with no fuss or headaches. If you have any questions about aciclovir pills, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team and we can provide more information.


    As with all medications, aciclovir tablets does carry a risk of potential side effects although not all individuals will experience them.

    Common side effects include headaches, dizziness, and feeling or being sick. For more information regarding the side effects, please view the patient information leaflet.

    If you have any questions, our pharmacy support team will be more than happy to help.

    How do you take Aciclovir 200mg tablets?

    You should aim to start taking this medicine as soon as you get the first signs of infection.

    A cold sore usually starts with a tingling, itching or burning feeling.

    You will need to take aciclovir 200mg tablets at a dose of one tablet five times a day for five days, for example, you could take it at 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm and 11pm.

    Before taking aciclovir, please read the information leaflet provided with the medication and follow the instructions on the pharmacy label.

    What if I forget to take a dose of Aciclovir?

    If you forget a dose of acyclovir, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for your next dose. In this case, just skip the missed dose and continue with your next one as normal.

    You should not take two doses at the same time or take an extra dose to make up for a forgotten one.

    To help remember when to take the tablets, you may find setting an alarm as a helpful reminder.

    Who can take Aciclovir UK tablets?

    Aciclovir antiviral tablets can be taken by most adults and children, however it may not be suitable for some people.

    You should tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following apply to you:

    • you have had an allergic reaction to aciclovir or any other medicine in the past
    • you have kidney problems
    • you are over 65 years old
    • you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding

    When ordering Aciclovir 200mg tablets for cold sores from Post My Meds, we will ask you to complete a short online consultation form to determine whether or not this treatment is safe and suitable for you to use.

    Can I take aciclovir cream to treat cold sores?

    Aciclovir cream, also known as the brand name Zovirax Cold Sore Cream, is available to treat cold sores.

    It is available to buy through our service, and is available to purchase in most pharmacies without the need of a prescription.

    You should wash your hands before and after using the cream and put a thin layer of cream on the cold sore 5 times a day.

    Are there other treatments available for cold sores?

    Some people may find topical antiviral preparations, topical analgesics, mouthwash and lip barrier preparations helpful, and they may be available over-the-counter from your local pharmacy.

    Can I take Aciclovir Pills with other medication?

    Certain medications may affect the way aciclovir treatment works and may also make you more likely to get side effects.

    Therefore it is important to always tell your prescribing doctor or pharmacist if you take any of the following medicines before taking aciclovir:

    • probenecid – which is a medicine for gout
    • cimetidine – which is a medicine for stomach ulcers
    • mycophenolate mofetil – which is a medicine given after organ transplants
    • aminophylline or theophylline – which are medicines used for asthma

    When ordering from PostMyMeds, you will need to complete a free online consultation form before purchasing to ensure it is safe for your use.



    If you need more information about aciclovir, you can read the patient information leaflet, or contact a member of our pharmacist support team for advice.

    For more information and advice about herpes simplex infections, you can also view other sources of information such as:

    The Herpes Viruses Association leaflet about cold sores.

    The British Association of Dermatologists leaflet on Herpes simplex.

    The British Medical Journal leaflet on cold sores.

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 Sep 07, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 12, 2024 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm