Genital Herpes Treatment

Order an online consultation and prescription for genital herpes treatment

€20.00 per consultation

€20.00 per consultation

Treatment Options

Simply fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment. How to Order

Our convenient genital herpes service allows you to order a prescription for genital herpes treatment without seeing a GP.

We offer prescriptions for aciclovir or valaciclovir for:

Acute therapy: for current outbreaks

Suppressive therapy: for chronic herpes with frequent outbreaks.

Our online doctor will check whether the treatment you would like to order is suitable for you before your prescription is issued to a local pharmacy in Ireland or your home address.

A consultation for genital herpes treatment prescription costs €20.


Genital herpes treatments

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Delivery Options

Genital Herpes Treatment

Available treatment options

For genital herpes, antiviral medication is usually recommended. The three main types are:

  • Aciclovir
  • Valaciclovir
  • Famciclovir

You can also get over-the-counter medications, like painkillers and a numbing ointment (5% lidocaine gel) from any pharmacy to help relieve the itching during repeated outbreaks of herpes.

How to get testing and treatment

If you would like to place an order for one of our genital herpes home test kits or genital herpes antiviral treatment prescription, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out a short online assessment form
  2. Place an order for a genital herpes test kit or treatment prescription
  3. Your order will be checked and approved if appropriate
  4. It can then be posted to your preferred address or you can collect it from a local Post Office or pharmacy instead

Common side effects of treatment

Like most medications, you may get some common side effects when taking genital herpes antiviral medications. These include:

  • Feeling sick
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rashes
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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is an IMC and GMC registered GP who works with our Irish team here at ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training at Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 08 Jan 2021



Customer reviews
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trustpilot-ratings-4-star by john alewine, 24 Sep 2021
A little off the beaten path, but providers were courteous and prompt, I think a written step by step instruction hand out would be helpful, no offense meant by this,but the verbal accent made it a little confusing, overall they did a good job
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by George Wallace, 30 Sep 2021
Easy to use and got order very quick and great service.
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Anna, 28 Sep 2021
Excellent service
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Shaunah Wilkins, 28 Sep 2021
Quick and easy as always
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Tuppence, 19 Sep 2021
all worked efficiently and as described, with tests and documents provided promptly.




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