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42 pack of valaciclovir 500mg film-coated tablets
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acute outbreak

1st outbreak - 1 course / 20 tablet(s) - £24.95

Repeat outbreak - 1 short course / 6 tablet(s) - £19.95

Repeat outbreak - 2 short courses / 12 tablet(s) - £29.95

Repeat outbreak - 3 short courses / 18 tablet(s) - £39.95

Repeat outbreak - 1 long course / 10 tablet(s) - £24.95

Repeat outbreak - 2 long courses / 20 tablet(s) - £34.95

Repeat outbreak - 3 long courses / 30 tablet(s) - £44.95

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suppression treatment

3 month course / 84 tablet(s) - £99.00

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About Valaciclovir

What dosage of valaciclovir should I take?

The dosage of Valaciclovir that you need to take will depend on whether this is the first time you have had an outbreak, if this is a recurring outbreak or if you are taking it to try to prevent outbreaks.

If this is your first outbreak, you should take one 500mg tablet twice a day for 5 to 10 days. If, after the first 5 days you are still getting new sores you can continue to take the tablets for 10 days. Your doctor will advise you of your treatment plan, so it is important to follow their instruction. For recurring outbreaks, the treatment plan is usually the same, but you would only need to take the tablets for 3 to 5 days.

To prevent outbreaks you can use Valaciclovir for suppression, which is where you take one tablet of Valaciclovir 500mg every day for 6-12 months.

If you overdose, you must seek medical assistance.

If you miss a dose, do not double dose the next time. Simply continue with the treatment as normal from the next dose.

You must drink a lot of fluids whilst taking Valaciclovir and wear sun cream as your skin is more sensitive to UV light when taking Valaciclovir.

What does valaciclovir contain?

Valaciclovir is the active ingredient in Valtrex tablets. Each tablet contains either 250mg, 500mg or 1000mg valaciclovir (as valaciclovir hydrochloride monohydrate). The other ingredients are tablet are cellulose microcrystalline, povidone, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 400,and hypromellose.

Valaciclovir side effects

If you experience a serious allergic reaction (symptoms are facial swelling, itchy skin and difficulty breathing), stop taking valaciclovir immediately and seek medical assistance.

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rashes and itching
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Confusion/agitation
  • Tremors
  • Feeling drowsy
  • Hallucinations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Hive like rash
  • Blood in the urine
  • Reduction in number of white blood cells
  • Reduced platelet count
  • Increased substances produced by the liver
  • Unsteadiness whilst walking/lack of coordination
  • Slow/slurred speech
  • Fits/coma
  • Altered brain function
  • Disturbed thoughts
  • Altered kidney function

You should always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects, or any other changes.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with Zava. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 26 Feb 2019

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