About Aciclovir Tablets

Medication Name Aciclovir Tablets
Medication Form Oral tablet
Used for Treatment of cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus
Active Ingredients Aciclovir
Size 400mg (25 tablets)
Patient Information Leaflet Click here for patient information leaflet

What are Aciclovir Tablets?

Aciclovir Tablets are an antiviral medication used to treat cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. They come in the form of oral tablets and contain the active ingredient aciclovir, which works by stopping the virus from multiplying in the body.

What are Aciclovir Tablets used for?

Aciclovir Tablets are primarily used for the treatment of cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. In some cases, they may also be prescribed for the treatment of genital herpes. It is important to follow the advice of your doctor or pharmacist regarding the specific use of Aciclovir Tablets.

How do Aciclovir Tablets work?

Aciclovir Tablets work by inhibiting the action of the enzyme DNA polymerase, which is essential for the replication of the herpes virus. This prevents the virus from multiplying and spreading to healthy cells, thereby reducing the severity and duration of cold sores.

Who are Aciclovir Tablets suitable for?

Aciclovir Tablets are suitable for adults and adolescents over the age of 12 who are experiencing cold sores or genital herpes. They may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or those who are taking specific medications. It is important to inform your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history and any medications you are currently taking before using Aciclovir Tablets.

How to take Aciclovir Tablets

  • Take one 400mg tablet five times a day for five days (25 tablets)
  • It is best to take the tablets at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day.
  • Continue taking the tablets for the full duration of the prescribed course, even if your symptoms improve before the course is completed.

Buy Aciclovir Tablets online from a UK pharmacy

You can buy Aciclovir Tablets online from our online cold sore treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.

Aciclovir Tablets Side Effects

Common Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash

Serious Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Seizures
  • Confusion

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

Aciclovir Tablets Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Each tablet contains 400mg of aciclovir.

Other ingredients: The other ingredients include magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate.

Important Information

  • Do not take Aciclovir Tablets if you are allergic to aciclovir or any other ingredients in the tablets.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist about any other medications you are taking, including non-prescription medications, before using Aciclovir Tablets.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, seek medical advice before using Aciclovir Tablets.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed dose of Aciclovir Tablets.