Aciclovir Tablets

Aciclovir 400mg tablets can treat and prevent herpes outbreaks

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Pack of 56 aciclovir 400mg oral or dispersible tablets
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Prices from £19.95

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1st outbreak - 1 course

30 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £24.95

Repeat outbreak - 1 short course

12 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £19.95

Repeat outbreak - 2 short courses

24 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £24.95

Repeat outbreak - 3 short courses

36 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £29.95

Repeat outbreak - 1 long course

15 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £19.95

Repeat outbreak - 2 long courses

30 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £24.95

Repeat outbreak - 3 long courses

45 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £29.95

3 month course

168 tablet(s) / 400 mg - £49.00

Frequently asked questions

What is the brand name of aciclovir?

Zovirax is the most well-known brand name for aciclovir. Since it’s a branded medication, it costs more than aciclovir which is known as a ‘generic’ medication. Zovirax isn’t any more effective than aciclovir.

Is aciclovir an antibiotic?

No, it’s an antiviral. Herpes is caused by a virus so it needs medication that can help fight viruses. Antibiotics help with infections caused by bacteria. Aciclovir won’t help with a bacterial infection.

Does aciclovir affect the pill?

Aciclovir won’t directly affect the pill. It also won’t affect the morning-after pill either. The only way aciclovir might be a problem is if it causes you to throw up your pill or have diarrhoea. In this case, follow the instructions on your patient information leaflet.

Can you drink on aciclovir?

Yes, it’s fine to drink alcohol on aciclovir. But, drinking excessively might make it harder for your body to fight your herpes infection since it weakens your immune system. Also, if you end up throwing up or having diarrhoea from drinking, your aciclovir tablets might not be absorbed properly.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Babak Ashrafi Clinical Lead for Service Expansion
Accreditations: BSc, MBBS, MRCGP (2008)

Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.

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Last reviewed: 03 Jul 2024

You can treat genital herpes two ways. One treatment option is for when you experience an individual outbreak (acute therapy) and the other is treatment for when you need to avoid regular outbreaks (suppressive). ZAVA offers both types of treatment through a discreet, convenient service.

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