Aciclovir 400mg Tablets

Aciclovir 400mg Tablets (15 Tablets )

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Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Aciclovir is an antiviral tablet, which is used to prevent or treat infections from the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It cannot completely cure herpes but will stop the growth of the virus and suppress the symptoms. Aciclovir can also be used as a means to prevent recurrent outbreaks. It is one of the most popular treatments in the UK for genital herpes.

Genital herpes is a common infection that causes painful blisters on the genitals and nearby areas. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The herpes virus can impact any mucous membrane on the body; this includes the moist lining of the mouth, where HSV manifests as cold sores. Genital herpes is most often transmitted through sexual contact, and so is commonly classified as a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Like many STIs, HSV is highly contagious and can be spread by any direct contact with the affected areas.

Two types of HSV exist, type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Genital herpes is caused by one of two strains of HSV, type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Aciclovir will help to treat both strains of the virus.

If you begin to take Aciclovir as soon as symptoms appear, the outbreak will often disappear within one to two days. Recurrent outbreaks are usually preceded by a tingling or itching sensation. If you take Aciclovir as soon as you notice these signs, blisters may not occur at all. Aciclovir targets the enzyme that is necessary for the HSV to replicate and grow. By stopping further production of this enzyme, the virus cannot reproduce and create more blisters. This allows the immune system to fight the remaining virus and end the outbreak.

After taking Aciclovir, you should wait until the affected area has healed before resuming sexual activity. Once the virus has fully gone into remission, it will no longer be contagious. Aciclovir is the generic version of the brand Zovirax.

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Begin taking Aciclovir as soon as you notice symptoms of the herpes virus, which include visible blisters and a burning sensation. Each tablet is 400mg – take one tablet twice a day for five days, or for as long as is prescribed. If you are taking Aciclovir to prevent future recurrences of herpes, you will likely be prescribed two tablets per day for a period of up to three months.

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

HSV infections are contagious and can be spread even if you are taking Aciclovir. So, be sure to frequently wash your hands and do not allow the infected area to make contact with others.

Aciclovir can put stress on the kidneys, so ensure that you remain thoroughly hydrated while taking the tablets.

If you have forgotten to take a tablet, have it as soon as possible. Never double a dose to make up for one you have missed.

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.

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.

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. Remaining 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.

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
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

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.

 

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.

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