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Get a Prescription for Acyclovir (Zovirax®) Online

Acyclovir (Zovirax) treats viral infections like herpes, chickenpox, and shingles. With Your Doctors Online, you can quickly get an Acyclovir prescription online from licensed doctors anytime and anywhere. Our personalized prescriptions and treatment plans are tailored to your health condition.

However, a prescription will be provided after a consultation with the doctor to ensure suitability and safety.

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What is Acyclovir (Zovirax®) and How to Take It

Acyclovir is an antiviral medication that blocks viral replication. It comes in different forms for specific infections. Buccal tablets are for recurrent cold sores, oral capsules for chickenpox, genital herpes, and shingles, and topical ointment for weakened immune systems or persistent cold sores.

Dosage varies. Oral tablets 400-800mg are taken 4-5 times daily, while topical ointment is applied 5-6 times daily. Side effects of oral tablets include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, while a common side effect of ointment is skin irritation. Acyclovir requires a prescription due to the risks of misuse and high dosage side effects.

Important Information About Acyclovir

  • Acyclovir may interact with certain medicines like asthma, gout, stomach ulcer, or organ transplant medicines, including theophylline, probenecid, cimetidine, and mycophenolate mofetil, respectively.
  • Allergic reactions like rash, sneezing, itching, and swelling should be reported immediately. 
  • Adjustments to the dosage may be needed for individuals with impaired kidney function. 
  • Acyclovir reduces the severity and duration of outbreaks but does not cure genital herpes infections.

FAQs About Acyclovir

How can I get acyclovir without a doctor?

Over-the-counter options are available for cold sores, but oral forms require a prescription. Oral Acyclovir is more effective for early-stage cold sores.

How much acyclovir can I take for an outbreak?

Depending on the severity and age group, a dose ranging from 200 to 800mg is typically prescribed. Children are given lower doses and are spaced for at least 4 hours. Per your doctor's advice, you can take acyclovir 2-5 times daily.

What is equivalent to acyclovir?

Some medicines are equivalent to acyclovir (Zovirax®), like famciclovir (Famvir®) and valacyclovir (Valtrex®)—all of these work as antiviral medications for herpes simplex virus 1 and 2.

Which is better, acyclovir or valacyclovir?

Valacyclovir requires a lower dose and stays in the body longer, effectively treating cold sores and preventing spread.

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