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  • Aciclovir, 56 Tablets, Manufactured by Actavis, 200mg and 800mg Dosages
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How to buy Aciclovir?

Aciclovir tablets can be obtained from your local pharmacy or chemist after attending a doctor's appointment to receive a prescription for this treatment. However, this can be considered quite a time-consuming task.

An increasingly popular method is buying Aciclovir tablets quickly and discreetly online here at Medilico after completing simple online consultation form. This consultation is then reviewed by our team of UK registered doctors to ensure that this medication and the dosage you have selected are suitable for your needs when treating your case of herpes simplex virus. Once your consultation has been reviewed and approved your order will be packaged and dispatched from our UK pharmacy.

Having placed your initial order, additional repeat orders can be completed even quicker once logged into your personal portal that will be simultaneously created during your first consultation.

We also offer free reminder service to remind you when to order your next batch of Aciclovir tablets, should they be required. This service will ensure that you will never run out of antiviral tablets.

Is it safe to order online?

When ordering from a certified online pharmacy, you can be ensured that your medication is safe. If the pharmacy doesn't ask you to complete essential health and medical question, however, this is a telltale sign that the website isn't certified. The website should also display clear signs that it is registered and approved by the relevant authorities. In the UK, this includes being registered by the MHRA, GMC . All of our available treatments are approved by the National Pharmacy Association .

All medication will be delivered in tamperproof packaging complete with the full patient leaflet, which confirms that the medication is clinically proven and highly effective.

What is included in the price?

When ordering Aciclovir online here at Medilico, this is an all-inclusive price including the prescription, consultation, medication and delivery. There are no hidden costs. The price adjusts depending on the dosage and quantity you have ordered.

If you live in London you may be eligible for same day delivery as long as you order your medication before 4:30pm. For the rest of the UK, you can receive your treatment the next day before 1pm so you can begin your course as soon as possible. All of our treatments are delivered discreetly in plain packaging with no mention of our brand or treatment to ensure your privacy is upheld.

Can you buy without a prescription?

No, a prescription will be required when you buy Aciclovir tablets whether this is online or in person in the UK. It can be obtained by our team of UK registered doctors after they have reviewed your online consultation form. This form is filled out during the checkout process when buying your chosen medication. The purpose of using a prescription to order this treatment is that it ensures your selected treatment is suitable and effective for you to use when treating herpes simplex virus. The prescription itself will include the dosage you will require as well as how you should take the tablets. A prescription is, therefore, unique and caters to your particular set of requirements, which ensures maximum effectiveness when taking Aciclovir tablets.

What is Aciclovir?

Aciclovir tablets offer quick relief from the symptoms caused by the various forms of herpes simplex virus, such as blisters, itching and nausea. You can buy this medication to treat an initial outbreak of the virus or as a preventative measure to prevent recurrent outbreaks in the long term. By using this medication, the duration of the infection can be significantly reduced to just one to two days. Also, if Aciclovir tablets are taken when the first symptoms genital herpes appear, sores and blisters may be completely avoided. This is why our same day or next day delivery service can be extremely helpful when attempting to prevent the most severe symptoms of herpes simplex virus.

How does Aciclovir work?

The active ingredient found in this antiviral treatment is Aciclovir PhEur. This ingredient prevents the herpes simplex virus from spreading. It achieves this by influencing an enzyme that can cause the virus to increase in size, which prolongs the virus and increases its severity. By stopping this virus from spreading the body's natural defences will have the ability to control and furthermore attack it at a greater speed. This means that the sooner you buy this treatment the shorter your recovery time will be, as the virus will be pushed back to a state of inactiveness.

Aciclovir tablets reduce the length of the infection to just one week and can effectively relieve the symptoms associated with herpes simplex virus within one day, which reduces the impact this condition will have on your body.

The speed at which you take Aciclovir tablets is dependant on which form of virus you are treating as well as the dosage you are prescribed.

How to take Aciclovir tablets

Aciclovir is taken orally in the form of a hard capsule when treating herpes simplex virus as well as other viral outbreaks, such as shingles (800mg dose). The instructions that should be adhered to when taking Aciclovir pills are as follows:

For genital herpes and cold sores

Take one 200mg tablet 5 times per day at 4-hour intervals for 7 days

For genital herpes prevention

Take one 200mg tablet 4 times per day at 6-hour intervals for 6-12 months

For shingles

Take one 800mg tablet 5 times per day at 4-hour intervals for 7 days

For acute outbreaks

Take three 400mg Aciclovir tablets per day for 5 days

Taking Aciclovir tablets correctly

This treatment can be taken without a meal, but should be taken with a glass of water. This avoids the risk of dehydration when taking Aciclovir tablets and is especially important if you have a decreased kidney function. To maximise the effectiveness of this medication it can be used in conjunction with a compatible cream.

If you miss a dose you can take it as soon as you remember if it's close to the time that you normally take an Aciclovir tablet. However, if you don't remember until nearer the time of next dose you should skip the dose and wait until your next scheduled dose of treatment. If prescribed a dosage of 200 mg or 800 mg it's vital that no more than one tablet is taken at a time.

Even if you feel that the infection has cleared you should still continue taking the Aciclovir tablets until the course is complete. If you feel unwell after completing your course of treatment it is advised that you contact a doctor or your local GP for advice.


In terms of storage, Aciclovir tablets should be stored in a cool place under 25°C. Aciclovir tablets should be kept out of the reach of children and should never be used after the expiry date, which is displayed on the bottle, carton or lid. The expiry date is essentially the final day of that month. In order to protect the environment, this medicine should not be disposed via household waste or wastewater. You can speak to your local pharmacist to discuss how to dispose of your medication when you no longer require it.

Aciclovir dosages

You can buy Aciclovir tablets online in dosages of:

  • 200mg – pack of 25 blue, circular tablets
  • 800mg – pack of 35 white, oval tablets

Whilst Aciclovir tablets are available to buy in a 400mg dose, at this current point in time we don't offer this dosage. The 400mg treats both genital herpes and cold sores.

The 200mg dosage is generally regarded as the best starting point when taking this medication. The 200mg dose can be taken regularly throughout the week with a very low risk of side effects. Our doctors usually recommend the 800mg dose when a patient has shingles or very severe bout of genital herpes. So, if you are prone to outbreaks of severe genital herpes you will likely be prescribed the 800mg tablets, although the higher dosage does come with a higher risk of potential side effects.

Aciclovir side effects

As with other medications, Aciclovir tablets do come with a risk of potential side effects. These are usually mild in nature if they even occur at all as some are considered to be very rare. If you experience any side effects when taking Aciclovir tablets they should become more manageable as you become more accustomed to taking this treatment. Alternatively, it may be recommended that you buy a different dose if suggested by one of our UK registered doctors.

Common side effects that can be caused by prescription medication include the following:

  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Itching
  • Sensitivity to sunlight / artificial light

Some of the more rare side effects that may occur when taking Aciclovir tablets include liver issues, such as jaundice as well as dizziness, severe itching (hives), agitation, fever, blisters (or ulcers), swelling of the skin resembling burns and red patches on hands or arms. If any of these rare side effects appear or furthermore persist you should speak to a medical professional as soon as possible to seek advice.

Aciclovir precautions

Before you buy Aciclovir tablets online it's important that you consider the precautions associated with taking this prescription medication. The precautions that should be adhered to include the following:

  • You're allergic to any of the ingredients found in Aciclovir tablets
  • If alcohol is consumed excessively before taking a pill
  • Caution should be taken if you are currently dealing with a decreased kidney function because you'll be at a greater risk of experiencing dehydration
  • Caution should also be taken if you have diabetes or a nervous disorder
  • If you're currently pregnant or breastfeeding because various studies have shown that Aciclovir can pass into breast milk

If you are currently dealing with any health condition that isn't mentioned above it should be included in your online consultation form when you place your order for this medication. It should be noted that elderly individuals ordering this antiviral treatment may be recommended a lower dose by our UK registered doctors after they have revised the online consultation form.

Other medication interactions

Before taking Aciclovir tablets there are a number of medical interactions that should be taken into account to ensure your safety. The medications that can interact negatively with Aciclovir tablets include probenecid, tacrolimus, ciclosporin, cimetidine, zidovudine, theophylline and mycophenolate mofetil.

If you're taking any of the medications mentioned above when ordering Aciclovir for the first time, or if you've started taking any of these medications when your repeat order of Aciclovir is due it must be noted in your online consultation. This is also the case if you're currently taking any medication that isn't listed above so that our doctors can ensure your safety before approving a prescription for Aciclovir tablets.

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