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Your symptoms

Have you been diagnosed by your GP or GUM clinic with genital herpes?

Have you used this treatment in the past?

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Blood in urine
  • Blood in your stool
  • Genital discharge
  • Fevers
  • Night sweats
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Thrush
  • Unintentional weight loss

Your health

Do you have any allergies to any medication or other substances?

Such as medications containing Aciclovir, Valciclovir, Famciclovir or Penciclovir?

Please write ‘No’ if you have no allergies.


Are you taking any of the following medications?

  • Cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers)
  • Mycophenolate mofetil (used to stop your body rejecting transplanted organs)
  • Probenecid (used to treat gout)

Are you taking any other medication?

This included medication prescribed by your doctor, ordered online, bought from a pharmacy, herbal supplements, or recreational drugs.

Do you suffer from any of the following conditions?

  • Low immunity
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Nervous system abnormalities

Do you have any other medical problems not listen above?

Please write ‘No’ if you have no other medical problems

Are you pregnant or breast feeding, think you are pregnant or planning to have a baby?

We’re sorry if you’re being asked this question and you identify as male!

Important information you need to know

I agree that I will maintain genital hygiene and avoid sexual contact whilst taking the medication

I agree to seek medical advice if the sores get worse or are not healing after 7 days


This treatment is for my use only

I agree to read the medical information leaflet in full

This leaflet is found inside the medication box.

You can also read it here.

We strongly recommend that you inform your GP of any treatment you receive. Would you like e-Surgery to do this in your behalf?

Keeping your GP informed will help make sure that any new medication started will not interact with this treatment.

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If not, you are taking the responsibility to inform your own GP.

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What is this?

Your answers form the basis of your medical consultation. It is important you are open and honest, so our doctors can ensure this medication safe for you.

Genital Herpes Treatment (Aciclovir)

Aciclovir is an anti-viral drug used to treat genital herpes. It is available as a 5 day treatment for each outbreak. It works to quickly stop current and future outbreaks of genital herpes.

Once you chose the desired quantity, fill out our short questionnaire and one of our experienced GPs will make sure this is safe for you to take. All prices include the cost of a private prescription.


Important Facts About Aciclovir

Most frequent questions and answers about using Aciclovir for genital herpes treatment

Aciclovir is an antiviral medication, that works by killing or stopping the growth of viruses.


Aciclovir is commonly used to treat genital herpes; however, it also can be used to treat chickenpox, shingles, cold sores and protect individuals from viral infections.

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.

If you have kidney problems or are over 65 years old, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aciclovir tablets. You should also tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medication:

  • Probenecid
  • Cimetidine
  • Mycophenolate mofetil

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. 

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking aciclovir.

Aciclovir tablets are not usually harmful, but if you take too much over several days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist and take your Aciclovir pack with you. 

If you forget to take an Aciclovir tablet during your treatment regime, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.

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:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling or being sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • rash
  • Skin reaction/itching
  • Feeling tired
  • Unexplained fever

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Aciclovir. 

Keep Aciclovir tablets out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use Aciclovir after the expiry date, which is stated on the packet.

Do not throw away any Aciclovir tablets via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away anymedicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Click here for a PDF copy of the patient information leaflet

Learn More About Genital Herpes

Most frequent questions and answers about Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can affect numerous areas of the body (genitals, butt and thighs), and the same virus can induce cold sores on the mouth/face (oral herpes). 

If you have had any type of sex, it is possible for herpes to be transmitted. HSV-1 shows up as cold sores/fever blisters on the mouth. HSV-2 is specific to the genitalia, but is less common.

The main symptoms of genital herpes is the formation of fluid-filled blisters that burst to form painful sores. Affected areas include the bum, thighs, anus, urethra, vulva, vagina, penis and scrotum. 

Many people do not show symptoms, but once infected they can randomly appear occasionally. 

It is possible to pick up the herpes virus from any infected individual kissing, or being involved in sexual relations with you.

Up to 90% of HSV-2 infected individuals do not know they are infected.

Yes. Samples can be obtained from a suspected herpes blister, which can be sent to the lab and investigated. Alternatively blood tests are available which look for HSV-2 related molecules.

The only way to precent getting herpes is to not have sex, or only have sexual relations with someone who does not have genital herpes.

Condoms can offer come protection, but skin contact unprotected by the condom will transfer the infection.

Oral herpes can be transferred through oral sex to the genitalia. 

Genital herpes is rarely life threatening. But it can make secondary infections, such as HIV, to enter the body more readily. 

If you have genital herpes and are pregnant, you can pass it onto your child. This is dangerous, and an outbreak upon delivery can lead to a cesarean section being carried out.

Currently, no cure is available for herpes; but treatments are available for symptom and outbreak management. Antiviral medication such as: Aciclovir,

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