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Aciclovir is cost-effective anti viral medication commonly used to treat Genital Herpes. It offers a fast and effective solution for current and future outbreaks of the infection.

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    What is Aciclovir?

    Aciclovir is an antiviral medication commonly used to treat Genital Herpes in adults. It is generally considered very effective and is best taken as soon as your symptoms first start to appear.

    How do you take Aciclovir?

    Aciclovir is taken at a dose of one 400mg tablet THREE times a day for FIVE days. Space the doses evenly throughout the day and keep taking this medicine until the course is finished, unless you are told to stop.

    Are there treatments other than Aciclovir for Genital Herpes?

    There are other antiviral medications that can be taken to treat genital herpes such as Valaciclovir. Valaciclovir is converted to Aciclovir in the body and can be taken less frequently than Aciclovir. However Aciclovir has the advantage in that it is more cost-effective and both are as effective as one another for treating genital herpes.

    What are the side effects of Aciclovir?

    Like all medications, Aciclovir has the potential of causing unwanted side effects, although not all individuals will experience these.

    Some of the side effects include:

    • Headache
    • Diarrhoea
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Itching
    • Rash
    • Photosensitivity

    You can find more information regarding the side effects associated with the medication here.

    If you experience any unwanted side effects we would recommend you contact your local GP or pharmacist, or contact us during our office hours.

    Where can I find more information on Aciclovir?

    You can find more information regarding Aciclovir from the patient information leaflet. If you would like more information regarding genital herpes, please click here.

Authored Oct 31, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 22, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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