What is Aciclovir ?
Aciclovir (also known as Cyclovir or Zovirax)is an effective anti fungal treatment most commonly used for infections like genital herpes, cold sores and shingles. This medication is usually prescribed if you have experienced the symptom for the first time. It is recommended you take this treatment as soon as any symptoms of these infections arise, as this will significantly reduce the length of the illness. Aciclovir can also be used as a preventative method to halt a herpes outbreak, should you be prone to one. Although certain herpes infections ( such as cold sores)can be treated with ointments or creams, a more severe infection may need to be treated with oral medication, which can work from within the body’s system thereby producing more effective results.
You can buy Aciclovir online from Meds4all. Once you select your treatment, you will need to complete our quick consultation form. This should only take a few minutes and is checked by our UK registered doctor to make sure that this medication is safe for your usage. Once this is confirmed, it will then be delivered discreetly wherever you are in the UK and EU within 24 hours.
Aciclovir (or Acyclovir) is recognised for treating infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. It also
- Provides symptomatic relief of pain and inflammation caused by the virus
- Can be used as a preventative treatment for genital herpes, cold sores or shingles (herpes zoster infection).
- Can help to prevent herpes infections in patients with a weak immune system
- Can provide effective recovery from chicken pox (varicella infection).
This treatment is available in tablet form making it easier to use when on the go, compared to creams or gels that require application to the affected area.
Who can use it?
Aciclovir anti-fungal treatment is available for use by anyone that has symptoms or is suffering from a variety of fungal infections or viruses. Usage may be limited in certain people, therefore it is essential that you read the patient leaflet and speak to your doctor to understand its full usage limits.
Who cannot use it?
Aciclovir anti-fungal treatment is not suitable for:
- Those with diabetes, kidney or liver disease
- Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding,
- Those on medication containing cyclosporin, zidovudine and cimetidine.
- Those with abnormalities of the nervous system
- Those hypersensitive or allergic to aciclovir or its active ingredients
It should be used with caution when treating the elderly, as they are likely to have a reduced kidney function compared to younger patients. In order to compensate for this, the dosage may need to be lowered for this reason, and it is advised that plenty of water is taken when using the tablets
Before you begin your treatment, please ensure you read the information leaflet inside the pack. This will provide you with more information about Aciclovir, its usage and the full list of the side-effects which may be experienced from taking it.
The recommended dosage will depend upon the type of infection. Usually, doses range from 200 mg-800 mg, taken 2-5 times daily.
- To treat genital herpes or cold sores: 200mg dose 5 times a day for 5 days.
- To prevent genital herpes of cold sores:200mg dose, 4 times a day for 6 to 12 months
When treating children with these conditions, those over the age of 2 can use the adult dose, whilst those under the age of 2 will require just half the adult dose.To treat shingles: 800mg tablet 5 times a day for 7 days.
As Aciclovir serves a secondary purpose of also treating chicken pox, if used in young children the treatment will be for 5 days. Those over the age of 6 need to use the 800mg dose 4 times a day. Children between 2-5 years require the 400mg dose 4 times a day, and children under the age of 2 will require a 200mg dose 4 times a day.
If you take more tablets than necessary, please contact your doctor immediately. Signs of an overdose may include stomachache, feelings of sickness, and dizziness or confusion. If you forget to take your tablets on the other hand, do not take a double dose to compensate for this, if you forget then take it as soon as you remember and carry on your daily routine as usual to ensure high effectiveness against shingles, or cold sores and other viral infections.
All prescription medications can cause side effects, however not everybody will experience them. The common side effects associated with this Aciclovir include:
- Dizziness, headaches, tiredness, abdominal pain, skin rashes, fatigue, vomiting, or diarrhoea
These symptoms should clear up after a while, if they persist please contact your doctor for further advise. A serious allergic reaction to this treatment is very unlikely, but in the event of this, please seek immediate medical help. Symptoms of this may include rashes, itching/swelling and even trouble breathing.
Can I order Aciclovir online?
You can order Aciclovir online from Meds4all. All you need to do is select the required dosage amount and complete a short and discreet consultation. This will be checked by our doctor to ensure this treatment is suitable for you. If you are approved a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy, from where your treatment will be sent to you directly wherever you are in the UK or EU via our free discreet delivery service.