Aciclovir Tablets (Genital Herpes Treatment)
£12.50 – £24.50
Aciclovir is an anti-viral drug used to treat genital herpes. Aciclovir can effectively decrease the pain and speed up the healing process of blisters and sores in people with genital herpes. It is available as a 5 day treatment for a herpes outbreak.
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Read upWhat is Aciclovir? What is the Herpes virus? What are the symptoms of Genital Herpes? How do you get tested for genital herpes? How do you take Aciclovir? Side effects of Aciclovir? Interactions with alcohol and food? Any interactions with other drugs? Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Aciclovir? Why should I take Aciclovir?
What is Aciclovir?
Aciclovir is an antiviral medication, that works by killing or stopping the growth of viruses. Aciclovir is used to treat genital herpes. Aciclovir can also be effective for chickenpox, shingles, cold sores and any other viral infections.
What is the Herpes virus?
Herpes is an STD spread through sexual contact such as kissing or sexual-intercourse. There is oral herpes and genital herpes. Genital herpes is where there is discomfort and red blistering sores in the genital region and oral herpes is similar but it is only affected around the mouth.
Herpes goes through periods of being dormant and an outbreak is often signposted by other illnesses or stress.
Aciclovir tablets can be treated for both oral and genital herpes
What are the symptoms of Genital Herpes?
Symptoms can range from:
- Small red sores and rashes without pain oritchiness near genital area
• Itching around genitals
• Burning sensation when passing urine
• Swollen lymph glands
How do you get tested for genital herpes?
There are a few ways you can be diagnosed with genital herpes. If you are experiencing symptoms you should go see your GP or visit a sexual health clinic so a professional can view the sores.
You could send a sample of your urine to get tested using one of the free kits provided by the NHS or your nearest sexual health clinic.
You could also get a blood test done by a GP or sexual health nurse to determine if you have the virus.
How do you take Aciclovir?
Always take Aciclovir exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Aciclovir tablets can be taken orally by dissolving the tablet in a glass of water and stir before drinking or swallowed whole.
The dose of Aciclovir will depend on what you are treating. Your doctor may also modify the dose, personally to you. e-Surgery offers 3 times daily, 5 day treatment for each genital herpes outbreak. This works to quickly stop current and future outbreaks of genital herpes.
Side effects of Aciclovir?
As with any form of medication, Aciclovir tablets have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Aciclovir. Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Aciclovir tablets:
- Feeling or being sick
- Stomach pain
- Skin reaction/itching
- Feeling tired
- Unexplained fever
- Hair loss
- Changes in vision
For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Aciclovir.
Interactions with alcohol and food?
Aciclovir won’t be affected by alcohol although it is recommended that alcohol is avoided when recovering from an infection.
Any interactions with other drugs?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medication. Below is a list of medications that may interfere with Aciclovir :
Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Aciclovir?
You can NOT take Aciclovir if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients
If you are not sure if this applies to you, always discuss with a doctor or pharmacist before taking Aciclovir.
Why should I take Aciclovir?
The herpes virus cannot be treated. Aciclovir works to treat the symptoms of the virus by decreasing the discomfort and appearance of blisters or sored.
1 Outbreak (15 Tablets), 2 Outbreaks (30 Tablets), 3 Outbreaks (45 Tablets)