Aciclovir is an antiviral drug, used for the treatment of genital herpes, cold sores and shingles caused by the herpes simplex type 2 (HSVII), herpes simplex type 1(HSVI) and herpes zoster respectively. It is also sold in the form of topical cream (called Zovirax), usually used for the treatment of cold sores. However, now we provide Aciclovir only in an oral pill form.
Due to its powerful action, this drug is often prescribed to prevent the initial outbreak, but it can be also used for prevention of herpes outbreaks. If you start taking the drugs at the initial signs of disease, you can significantly reduce the time required for the treatment of infection often to 1-2 days. Actually, some patients who have taken Aciclovir for the treatment of genital herpes have started the therapy as soon as they noted first symptoms, which resulted in the sores or blisters not appearing at all.
How does Aciclovir acts?
Aciclovir is the main active substance in this drug, and acts as the other antiviral herpes drugs like valaciclovir by blocking the action of an enzyme required in the growth of the virus. By preventing its multiplication, the body’s natural defences can fight the virus much faster.
What are the advantages of Aciclovir?
Aciclovir is one of the most popular drugs for the treatment of genital herpes in the UK, because it responses quickly to the virus, is easily accessible and is suitable for both short-term and long-term treatment. It prevents symptoms from aggravation, and provides additional advantages, such as:
Decreases itching, tingling and burning fast
Alleviates pain and discomfort
Reduces the healing time of sores and lesions
Reduces the amount of cold sores
Can be taken for prevention
Allows to manage and reduces the number of cases
Aciclovir is most useful, when it is taken as soon as possible. If you start the treatment once you notice itching or burning, it can remove symptoms within 1 day (particularly for genital herpes). Cold sores and shingles can last a bit longer (about 2-3 days).
Take Aciclovir on an empty stomach, but with a full glass of water to minimize the risk of dehydrations (because Aciclovir can cause kidney dysfunction).
The dosage depends on the type of virus and the severity of symptoms.
As any prescription drug, Aciclovir has a small risk of adverse effects, and these are usually temporary and disappear as the body gets adjusted to the treatment. The common adverse effects of Aciclovir are:
Rare adverse effects of the drug are:
The following adverse effects happen 1 in 1000 patients: jaundice, hepatitis, cramps etc. If you note any of these symptoms, they should disappear in a short time. If you note any serious allergic reactions to this drug, you should seek medical assistance. They include: breathing problems and face swelling.
Can I purchase Aciclovir online safely?
You can order this drug online, thereby saving your time and efforts. You can purchase Aciclovir 200mg or 800mg at our site by filling in a fast consultation approved by one of our medicos. After the approval, the online prescription is sent to our drug store where your pills are packaged and sent for next day delivery at your doorstep.