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Aciclovir 400mg Tablets for Cold Sores

*The brand supplied may vary. Please contact us if you require a specific brand.

Aciclovir 400mg Tablets

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Aciclovir Cold Sore Tablets

If you suffer from cold sores and are tired of waiting for your symptoms to clear. Aciclovir tablets work quickly to stop the virus in its tracks leaving you free from irritation, blisters and crusting within 7 days. 

Get your prescription of Aciclovir from The Independent Pharmacy today when you complete our short online consultation with our medical team. In just a few steps you can get your treatment delivered discreetly and conveniently to you at home.

Aciclovir for Cold Sores Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 12

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Aciclovir?

Aciclovir is categorised as an antiviral medicine that is highly effective at targeting the herpes simplex virus that is responsible for causing cold sores

These tablets can be taken as soon as tingling, itching or burning starts, which indicates you are developing a cold sore. Taking Aciclovir 5 times a day for up to 7 days has been clinically proven to speed up healing, decrease the severity in which you are affected and even prevent breakouts. 

 

What is Aciclovir used for?

Aciclovir tablets are one of the leading treatments for symptoms of cold sores. They can also be used to treat the herpes simplex virus that causes genital herpes. We also supply Aciclovir to treat genital herpes.

 

What are cold sores?

A cold sore typically starts as a tingling, burning sensation somewhere around the mouth. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, which is a similar strain of the virus that causes genital herpes and the herpes zoster virus that causes chickenpox and shingles. 

As symptoms of cold sores progress, they commonly appear as clusters of small, fluid-filled blisters that burst and become dry and crusty. Cold sores are very contagious from the moment you feel the telltale tingling sensation. Without treatment, most outbreaks will clear within 10 days. 

Aciclovir can help to clear up cold sores more quickly, with noticeable results within 5 - 7 days. For the best results, when using this treatment it should be taken as soon as you feel an outbreak coming on. Taking painkillers and drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids can also help to make you feel more comfortable. 

 

How does Aciclovir work?

Aciclovir helps to prevent the herpes simplex virus growing and spreading. It does not kill the virus but aids your body’s immune system to fight off the infection, clearing your cold sores.

There is currently no treatment that can permanently kill the virus within your body. Once you have become infected with the herpes simplex virus, the virus will always be present in your body even if you do not have a visible cold sore at the time.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Aciclovir dosage for Cold Sores

Begin taking Aciclovir 400mg tablets as soon as you notice symptoms of the herpes virus (cold sores), which include visible blisters and a burning sensation. 

Each tablet is 400mg – take one tablet three a day for five days, or for as long as is prescribed. If you are taking Aciclovir to prevent future recurrences of herpes (cold sores), you will likely be prescribed two tablets per day for a period of three to six months.

Swallow each tablet whole with a sip of water. Aciclovir can be taken with or without food.

Aciclovir side effects

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Aciclovir, however, if you do they may include:

Dizziness, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, allergic reaction, rash, stomach pain, fatigue, fever, heightened sensitivity to light

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Read more about Aciclovir side effects here.

Aciclovir ingredients

The active ingredient contained in Aciclovir tablets is:

Aciclovir PhEur

Aciclovir tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, polyvidone, sodium starch glycollate, E172, E460.

Aciclovir warnings

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Before you take Aciclovir, inform your doctor of any kidney problems or nervous system abnormalities. Remain fully hydrated while taking Aciclovir will minimise the effect on the kidneys.

Inform your doctor of any medicines you are taking or intend to take, especially:

  • Cimetidine (for peptic ulcers)
  • Probenecid (for gout)
  • Mycophenolate mofetil
  • Ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)
  • Theophylline (for asthma)
  • Zidovudine (for HIV infections)

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine.

Whilst alcohol is not prohibited whilst taking this medication, it is important to limit consumption to allow the medication to work properly. Take a look at our Aciclovir tablets and alcohol page for further information.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Cold Sores?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Aciclovir 400mg Tablets Reviews

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 18-02-2021

Last modified on: 18-02-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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