Valaciclovir Tablets

Valaciclovir Tablets
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Fast and effective anti-viral treatment for outbreaks of cold sores

Please note Aciclovir is just as effective at treating Cold Sores and is available at a lower cost.
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Cold Sore Treatment

What is Valaciclovir?

Valaciclovir is an antiviral, prescription only medication used to treat herpes including cold sores. Valaciclovir helps to reduce the severity and the length of the outbreak, helping sores heal quicker and prevents new cold sores from forming.

It’s important to note that Valaciclovir is not a cure for herpes, but supresses the virus to help control the symptoms, and prevent further outbreaks.

How does Valaciclovir work?

Valaciclovir works by interfering with the herpes virus used to reproduce by preventing the multiplication of it and reducing the rate the infection spreads. Valaciclovir is a prodrug, which means it converts to another substance in the body. Valaciclovir converts into Aciclovir when it enters the body.

How do I take Valaciclovir?

  • Four tablets, twice a day with water
  • Take for 1 day

It is important to remain hydrated during the course of your treatment to minimise the risk of dehydration.

How effective is Valaciclovir?

When taken twice daily, Valaciclovir has shown to have similar effects in treating cold sores as Aciclovir. It has also proven to be effective in treating cold sores and other HSV infections of the skin. Valaciclovir starts working almost immediately after you start taking it and is effective in reducing the healing time and reducing the risk transmitted to other people.

What is the difference between Valaciclovir and Aciclovir?

Both Aciclovir and Valaciclovir are closely related. Valaciclovir is a prodrug of Aciclovir, meaning that after it is injested, Valaciclovir turns into Aciclovir. Both medicines are equally effective at treating cold sores but the advantage of taking Valaciclovir is that it doesn’t need to be taken as frequently, which may be easier to comply with the treatment.

What is Valtrex?

The active ingredient in Valtrex is ‘Valaciclovir’ and is the branded version of the medication Valaciclovir. They are medically equivalent, treating cold sores exactly the same way but Valtrex is available at a higher price.

Like most medications, Valaciclovir has some side effects, although they might not affect everyone. The most common ones are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rashes

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Looking for Genital Herpes Treatment? Click here to see Valaciclovir for Genital Herpes


Cold Sore Treatment

What is Valaciclovir?

Valaciclovir is an antiviral, prescription only medication used to treat herpes including cold sores. Valaciclovir helps to reduce the severity and the length of the outbreak, helping sores heal quicker and prevents new cold sores from forming.

It’s important to note that Valaciclovir is not a cure for herpes, but supresses the virus to help control the symptoms, and prevent further outbreaks.

How does Valaciclovir work?

Valaciclovir works by interfering with the herpes virus used to reproduce by preventing the multiplication of it and reducing the rate the infection spreads. Valaciclovir is a prodrug, which means it converts to another substance in the body. Valaciclovir converts into Aciclovir when it enters the body.

How do I take Valaciclovir?

  • Four tablets, twice a day with water
  • Take for 1 day

It is important to remain hydrated during the course of your treatment to minimise the risk of dehydration.

How effective is Valaciclovir?

When taken twice daily, Valaciclovir has shown to have similar effects in treating cold sores as Aciclovir. It has also proven to be effective in treating cold sores and other HSV infections of the skin. Valaciclovir starts working almost immediately after you start taking it and is effective in reducing the healing time and reducing the risk transmitted to other people.

What is the difference between Valaciclovir and Aciclovir?

Both Aciclovir and Valaciclovir are closely related. Valaciclovir is a prodrug of Aciclovir, meaning that after it is injested, Valaciclovir turns into Aciclovir. Both medicines are equally effective at treating cold sores but the advantage of taking Valaciclovir is that it doesn’t need to be taken as frequently, which may be easier to comply with the treatment.

What is Valtrex?

The active ingredient in Valtrex is ‘Valaciclovir’ and is the branded version of the medication Valaciclovir. They are medically equivalent, treating cold sores exactly the same way but Valtrex is available at a higher price.

Like most medications, Valaciclovir has some side effects, although they might not affect everyone. The most common ones are:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rashes

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Written and reviewed by our qualified team

GPhC Number: 2088658

Carolina Goncalves

Authored by:

Carolina Goncalves
Superintendent
Pharmacist

GPhC Number: 2225869

Rehma Gill

Reviewed by:

Rehma Gill
Pharmacy
Manager

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Content last updated: 23 Feb 2023

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Product Review:

Used Valaciclovir Tablets for the first time to treat recurring cold sores. Cleared it up quicker than the cream. They are pricey in the UK and difficult to get hold off but with this company it was easy and they arrived the following day. I bought enough for 2 doses so won't need to wait next time.


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Great easy as 1 2 3 quick delivery…"

Product Review:

Easy one day and done great

Service Review:

Great easy as 1 2 3 quick delivery perfect


Reviewed on Feefo

Product Review:

Easy to order very fast delivery, the medication worked great on getting rid of my cold sore quickly


Reviewed on Feefo

Product Review:

Excellent


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Very quick and easy to get tablets that…"

Product Review:

Excellent product.

Service Review:

Very quick and easy to get tablets that I needed.


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"easy to use"

Product Review:

I feel like this product speeds the healing process but it's really hard to tell

Service Review:

easy to use, products delivered on time


Reviewed on Feefo
"Easy as 1 2 3"

Product Review:

Great easy to use dose completed in 24hrs perfect

Service Review:

Straight forward and easy to navigate
Great delivery really quick service


Reviewed on Feefo
"Hassle free fast delivery"

Product Review:

Have suffered from coldsores for years and these absolutely nip them in the bud so they last far less time and look a lot less noticeable. I only wish I had known about these when I was a teenager

Service Review:

I get medication for coldsores and always have some on hand so I can take immediately. You need to take these asap to have maximum effect and Pharmica always offer really quick delivery even when not paying more for express and there’s always lots of stock available and it’s hassle free to order


Reviewed on Feefo
"Goiod"

Product Review:

Good service worked well.

Service Review:

Very easy instructions on the order process. Arrived the next day.


Reviewed on Trustpilot
"Prompt delivery and great product"

Product Review:

Really effective product. Will definitely be buying again!

Service Review:

Prompt delivery and great product. Very effective


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