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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

How to buy Valtrex tablets online

You can buy Valtrex 500mg tablets online here at Medilico after filling out a simple and quick online consultation form. After you have filled out this confidential online consultation it will be reviewed and then approved by a member of our team of UK registered doctors. When a doctor has approved your consultation form you will be provided with a prescription, which will allow you to successfully place your order for Valtrex 500mg tablets. Your medication will then be packaged and dispatched from out UK registered pharmacy. All of the treatments that we provide are approved by the National Pharmacy Association .

If your order of Valtrex 500mg tablets is being delivered to a London postcode, your prescription medication will be delivered via our next day delivery service. All of our medications are delivered plain and discreet packaging without any mention of our brand name in order to uphold your privacy.

Is it safe to order online?

Yes, if the website has the correct governing bodies. These logos should be clear on the website. Each prescription is unique and tailored to the individual placing an order according to their requirements. Your prescription will detail how you should take the tablets you have purchased in order to treat your particular case of herpes. Instructions will also vary depending on the form of herpes virus you are treating (i.e. genital herpes, cold sores or shingles). This ensures maximum effectiveness when taking Valtrex tablets for your case of herpes virus.

What is included in the price?

When ordering Valtrex 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.

Do I need a prescription?

Yes, a prescription is needed when you buy Valtrex 500mg tablets online. The prescription that you will need in order to purchase this medication is provided by a member of our team of UK registered doctors after you have filled out your online consultation form in the checkout section. After a doctor has reviewed and approved your consultation you will be issued with your prescription, allowing you to successfully place your order for Valtrex tablets.

What is Valtrex?

This antiviral treatment is taken orally two to three times a day (depending on the dosage you are prescribed by your doctor) in the form of a tablet in a 500mg dose for the treatment of herpes. Valtrex tablets can be taken by both men and women aged 18 and above. Symptoms will be reduced after just 24 hours of use and will lessen the length of time the virus remains active. It is advised that you begin your first dose of Valtrex within 24 hours of experiencing the initial symptoms of the herpes virus in order maximise the effectiveness of this medication.

How does Valtrex work?

Whilst Valtrex isn't a cure for herpes, it can stop the virus from spreading to others during unprotected sex and can relieve the symptoms associated with this STI. Valtrex is classed as a pro-drug, meaning it converts to its most active state once it is in the body. This medication contains the active ingredient valacyclovir hydrochloride and once it is ingested it becomes acyclovir, the fast-acting active ingredient. This ingredient battles the virus by preventing DNA polymerase (a viral enzyme) from aiding the viral outbreak, which reduces the damage this virus causes by stopping it from duplicating itself and spreading. This allows your immune system enough time to effectively relieve your symptoms. This will then return this virus (whether it's genital herpes, cold sores or shingles) to it's dormant state. Using this medication for the prevention of herpes will help to keep the virus dormant.

How to take Valtrex tablets

How you take Valtrex 500mg tablets is dependent on the type of infection you are treating, as well as the severity of your condition. Once you have placed your order for Valtrex tablets online your doctor will recommend the dosage you will need to take according to your particular set of requirements.

Listed below are the various guidelines to adhere to according to which form of infection you are treating:

You can also use Valtrex as a preventative treatment for genital herpes, shingles and cold sores, which will require you to take one 500mg tablet per day.

Taking Valtrex tablets correctly

In order to take Valtrex 500mg tablets correctly, they should swallow whole with a drink of water. To help you with remembering to take your dose of treatment each day you should take your pills at the same time every day.

If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose you should skip the dose you have missed. Also, if you accidentally take more Valtrex than recommended, it should be noted that Valtrex isn't usually harmful. If you do take a larger dose than prescribed and begin to feel sick, are vomiting or feel confused or agitated you should speak to a doctor as soon as possible.

Valtrex dosages

You can buy Valtrex tablets online in a dosage of 500mg. This dose of Valtrex is available in packs of 10, 20 and 42 tablets. The quantity of tablets you will require is dependent on the severity of your case of herpes, whether this medication is being used for other conditions such as shingles or cold sores, and if it's being taken as a preventative treatment.

Alternatively, if your case herpes simplex virus is especially severe you may require 1000mg tablets of Valtrex. This dosage can be obtained from your local GP.


When storing Valtrex 500mg tablets they should be kept far out of the reach of children. This medication should also be stored at a temperature below 30°C. You should not take any Valtrex tablets when to surpass the expiry date displayed on the pack. The expiry date itself referred to the last day of that month.

Valtrex 500mg tablets should not be disposed of via household waste or wastewater if you no longer require them. You should ask your local pharmacy for advice regarding how to dispose of this medication in a way that helps to protect the environment.

Valtrex side effects

Whilst Valtrex is generally very well tolerated by users, just like other medications side effects can potentially occur. The side effects that you may experience when taking this treatment tend to be mild in nature and these can include nausea, headache, dizziness, diarrhoea, stomach ache, itchiness, skin rash, vomiting and skin reaction after exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity).

Some rare side effects that could potentially occur when taking 500mg Valtrex tablets include painful periods, joint pain, tremors, agitation and depression. If any of the side effects listed above occur and persist it is recommended that you seek medical advice as soon as possible. You may be advised to adjust the dosage of this medication or use a different treatment for herpes. Nervous system side effects normally occur in individuals who are dealing with kidney problems, organ transplant patients and the elderly.

Valtrex precautions

Before you buy a pack of Valtrex 500mg tablets online you should carefully consider the precautions that are associated with this treatment. The precautions you should follow when taking this medication are as follows:

  • Don't take Valtrex tablets if you are allergic to the active ingredient valacyclovir or any of the other ingredients found in each Valtrex tablet, including microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, povidone, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, Hypromellose, titanium dioxide, macrogol, polysorbate 80 (500 mg tablets only) and carnauba wax.
  • You may be advised not to take Valtrex tablets if you currently have HIV, liver disease or kidney disease.
  • Valtrex tablets should be taken with caution during pregnancy or if you are currently breastfeeding.
  • Caution should be taken if you have a history of depression, as depression is a rare side effect that may occur when taking this treatment.
  • You should avoid excessive alcohol consumption when taking Valtrex 500mg tablets.
  • Try to avoid operating heavy machinery when taking this medication, as dizziness is a potential side effect

If you are currently dealing with a condition that isn't included in the list above you should still include it in your online consultation when you buy this medication.

Other medication interactions

At this current moment in time there are no known medical interactions when taking Valtrex 500mg tablets. This applies to both prescription treatments and non-prescription treatments (i.e. herbal supplements). However, you should still mention any medications you are currently taking when filling out your online consultation form after you have placed your order for Valtrex 500mg tablets. This helps our doctors to ensure that you can take Valtrex tablets safely when treating your case of herpes.

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