What is Aciclovir?
Aciclovir is indicated for the treatment of numerous herpes simplex viral infections, including initial and recurrent genital herpes. Genital herpes is a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) that can be caused by two herpes simplex viruses, namely virus type 1 (oral herpes) and virus type 2. The infection is characterized by outbreaks of herpetic wounds, which can rupture and secrete fluid. These painful blisters spread very quickly if they are not brought under control; therefore, medical treatment is needed.
How does Aciclovir work?
The herpes treatment works by preventing the virus from spreading and multiplying. Thus, Aciclovir actually prevents the growth and spread of the virus, while also shortening the duration of the infection. Keep in mind that the active ingredient of the drug is effective, but it does not prevent you from transmitting the disease to your partner. Consequently, sex should be avoided during the infection, if possible. If not, protected sex is highly recommended.
Besides, it is important to note that Aciclovir does not cure the virus! Once the virus enters the body, it still exists between outbreaks, but it just stays inactive. Scientists have been working on a herpes vaccine for years, but their efforts have been unsuccessful, so far. Aciclovir is one of the oldest medications used to treat all infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. The drug also remains the first line of treatment for genital herpes.
The recommended dosage may vary, depending on the patient’s health condition. For instance, lower dosages are usually prescribed for elderly patients and people with kidney problems. However, the usual dosage for treatment of genital herpes is 200 mg, five times a day, for 10 consecutive days. Depending on the doctor’s advice, you can also take the 400 mg.
An overdose of the drug can lead to kidney damage, so it is important to take the treatment exactly as instructed by your prescribing physician.
As with all medications, you may experience certain side effects when taking this drug. The most common side effects of Aciclovir are:
- Joint or muscle pain
- Fluid accumulation
- Vision changes
- Hair loss
More serious but rare side effects include:
- Yellowing or / and severe rashes of eyes or skin
- Hives or a rash that leads to blisters and dandruff
- Unusual bruises or bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty in breathing
- Swelling of the lips, tongue or face
- Decreased urine production
- Blood in the urine
- Extreme confusion or drowsiness
- Tingling or trembling
Age can also be a defining factor when it comes to experiencing side effects. For example, people over the age of 65 may experience more Aciclovir side effects, because of the slower functioning of their kidneys.
If any of the above or other side effects occur, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Read the Patient Information Leaflet of the product for detailed information on side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.
Contraindications and interactions with other medications
It is important to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking before using this treatment. You should also tell your prescribing physician about any dietary, nutritional supplements or herbal remedies that you are using. Additionally, it is equally important to disclose to the doctor if you have or have had any illnesses or serious health conditions.
Medicines that can interact with Aciclovir are:
- Medicine for fungal or bacterial infections, such as Amphotericin B (also known as Fungizone) and some antibiotics such as Amikacin, Tobramycin (Tobi, Nebcin), Gentamicin (Garamycin) and Kanamycin (Kantrex)
- Several over-the-counter pain relievers (Motrin, Advil, Aleve)
- Drugs for the treatment of HIV / AIDS, such as Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)
You do not have to change your eating habits while taking Aciclovir, but it is important to drink plenty of liquids.
Is it possible to buy Aciclovir 400 without a prescription?
The purchase of Aciclovir 400 tablets over-the-counter is not legal and you need a prescription to buy it in the UK. However, with Apomeds, you do not have to look for alternative ways to get your Aciclovir 400. Simply click on the desired drug and complete our medical questionnaire. Your answers will then be reviewed by an EU-licensed physician from our team. Once our doctor has issued the online prescription, your medication will be discreetly packaged and sent to your home address.
Next to Aciclovir, at Apomeds, you can also buy Valtrex online for the treatment of genital herpes.
Buy Aciclovir 400 online
If you have genital herpes or any other type of the herpes simplex virus, then Aciclovir is the perfect medicine for you. At Apomeds, you can easily order the tablets at a reasonable price. Our online healthcare platform connects you to EU-licensed doctors and certified mail-order pharmacies in the shortest time. More information on how Apomeds works can be found here.
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