Genital herpes is a common infection of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It causes painful blisters on the genitals and surrounding areas. Genital herpes is contracted through intimate sexual contact. It can affect any mucus membrane such as the mouth which can lead to cold sores.
Aciclovir provides treatment for genital herpes. They belong to a group of medicines known as antivirals and they help to treat herpes as well as other viral infection caused by the herpes virus. They help stop recurrent attacks and can also prevent those with low immune systems from getting herpes infections
This treatment can be obtained through our Online Doctor service. Simply add to basket and head to the checkout to begin your consultation.
Take Aciclovir exactly as your doctor has advised you.
Swallow the tablet whole with plenty of water, unless advised otherwise. For the Herpes Simplex Virus (HPV) take Aciclovir for at least 5 days, taking a 200mg at least 5 times a day.
Read all packaging and leaflets thoroughly before taking Aciclovir treatments.
Please note, like all medicine, Aciclovir tablets can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before taking Aciclovir tablets.
The tablets come in three strengths, 200mg, 400mg and 800mg. The active ingredient is acyclovir. The other ingredients are maize startch, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate and magnesium stearate