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

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What is Valtrex?

Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat the current and future outbreaks of cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) in adults. Valtrex contains the active ingredient Valaciclovir and is effective at stopping the herpes simplex virus from reproducing. Valtrex 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 Valtrex is not a cure for herpes, but suppresses the virus to help control the symptoms and prevent further outbreaks.

How does Valtrex treat cold sores?

Valtrex works by interfering with the herpes virus whilst it reproduces, preventing it from multiplying and reducing the rate of the spread of infection. Valtrex is a prodrug, which means it converts to another substance in the body. Valtrex containing Valaciclovir, converts into Aciclovir when it enters the body.

How do I take Valtrex?

The usual dose to treat cold sores is 4 x 500mg (2000mg) tablets, taken twice a day with water. The second dose should be taken 12 hours (no sooner than 6 hours) after the first dose. You should take Valtrex for the treatment of cold sores for one day (two doses).

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

How effective is Valtrex at treating cold sores?

Valtrex starts working almost immediately after you start taking it and is effective in reducing the healing time and reducing the risk of transmission to other people. Valtrex is also proven to be effective in treating genital herpes and other HSV infections of the skin. Valtrex has also shown to have similar effects in treating cold sores as the comparable treatment, Aciclovir.

What is the difference between Valtrex and Generic Valaciclovir?

Valtrex and Generic Valaciclovir are medically equivalent in strength and efficacy; they both effectively treat cold sores. However, Valtrex is the branded version of Generic Valaciclovir and is consequently more expensive.

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Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Valtrex Reviews

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Based on 12 independent customer reviews taken by Feefo (see all Feefo Reviews), Google and Trustpilot (see all Trustpilot Reviews).

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"Always reliable"

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"I really love using valtrex if I feel a coldsore coming"

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"I always use pharmica, such a good service"

"Fast reliable service."

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"The best oral acyclovir."

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"Fast reliable service."

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"got what I wanted"

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"just what i needed. very convenient"

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"speedy delivery and a good price"

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"Exactly what I want everytime"

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"I love it,"

"Great for halting cold sores in their tracks"

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"Great product for halting cold sores in their tracks. Can either stop it developing altogether or stop it going full blown. "

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"Vaciclivoir is really useful when you catch the cold sore just before it comes out. It can stop it coming out completely ot stop it going full blown. Which is better than nothing. Drink loads of water with it or you will get very dehydrated."

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"Great customer service and value for money"

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"Does what it says on the tin"

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"Great customer service and prompt delivery all at competitive prices"

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"Quick delivery, simple purchase."

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"Branded product, not generic and at an excellent price."

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"Excellent service."

"quick and efficient"

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"Got here quickly"

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"quick and efficient"

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"100% would recommend"

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"Very good, will definitely continue to order"

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"Quick fast and effective"

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"It stopped the cold sore on my lip from being as bad as others have ben and from spreading elsewhere. You do need to take it as soon as you feel the tingle so i am going to stock up."

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"I used next day delivery but it didn't arrive the next day as i ordered after a certain time. This could be made clearer."

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