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Discreet Delivery?

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Do I Need to Wait in All Day for Delivery?

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Do You Deliver on Weekends?

We deliver medications between Monday and Saturday. You can upgrade to Saturday delivery on Friday.

My Order Hasn’t Arrived What Should I Do?

You should receive a tracking number with your order which you can use this number to track your parcel online. This should give you a clear indication of where your parcel is. If you haven’t received your parcel in the time frame given by our couriers, contact your local depot to find out where it is. You can also contact our support team who will do this for you.

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On checkout you will be asked to leave your mobile number so our courier can text you about the delivery. This is also useful if the courier has problems finding your address. We will not use your mobile number for anything else.

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How Can I Pay for My Order?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card or via bank transfer.

I Don’t Have a Credit Card, How Can I Pay?

If you don’t have a credit or debit card you can pay via bank transfer. We will give you a unique reference number at checkout along with details of how to make the transfer. Once the money has cleared in our account, we will process your order.

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We are a completely secure site and take many measures to ensure your details are kept safe. We understand that you have a right to extreme privacy when purchasing sensitive health medications. All information that you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Payment and refunds?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card and bank transfer.

Card Payment: Please notify us that you wish to cancel your order. Your refund will show available In 1 - 3 days.

Bank Transfer: A member of our team will contact you requesting for your bank details. These details are only used to transfer the funds back into your account.

Treatment Information

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What is Valtrex?

Valtrex is an antiviral treatment for herpes simplex virus infection Valtrex contains the active ingredient valaciclovir and comes as 500mg tablets.

You can buy Valtrex online from Prescription Doctor's UK pharmacy following a quick consultation with one of our online doctors. To begin your order, press the green button above.

What is herpes?

Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection which causes blisters and sores around the affected areas. After the first herpes breakout, the virus stays in an inactive state within the body’s central nervous system.

The two herpes strains, HSV-1 and HSV-2, can be transmitted by physical contact or sharing of cups and cutlery. HSV-2 is more commonly associated with genital herpes and is typically spread through skin-to-skin contact of the genitals. HSV-1, the strain more associated with cold sores, can also cause genital herpes if the cold sore comes into contact with another person’s genitals during oral sex.

Symptoms of herpes include:

  • Blisters or sores around the genitals or anus
  • Itching or burning sensation around the genitals
  • Pain when urinating
  • Vaginal discharge in women

Herpes is a life-long condition which can cause future breakouts. Unfortunately, there is no cure for herpes yet. The aim of the treatment is to reduce the severity of symptoms during outbreaks, and assist the body's natural immune system to fight the virus.

How does Valtrex work?

The medicine contains valaciclovir that, once ingested, is metabolised into aciclovir. This agent prevents the virus from producing the proteins it needs to multiply so that the immune system can fight the infection faster, improving the symptoms quickly.

Valtrex can treat both initial and future outbreaks of herpes, but it cannot prevent herpes from being spread from one person to another.

How to take Valtrex?

To treat genital herpes, the typical dose is one 500 mg tablet taken twice daily for five days. The doctor may ask you to take it for ten days.

Recurrent infections are normally treated with a three to five-day course of Valtrex. Always follow the instruction of the doctor.

Swallow your Valtrex tablets with a glass of water. While taking this medicine, remember to drink plenty of water regularly to reduce the event of side effects.

Do not crush or chew Valtrex tablets.

Read the patient information leaflet supplied with your medicine for information about how to take Valtrex.

What should I do if I forget to take Valtrex when I should?

If you forget to take Valtrex when you should, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose and take your next dose at the usual time.

Do not take more Valtrex tablets to make up for the dose you missed.

What should I do if I take more Valtrex than I should?

If you or someone else takes more Valtrex tablets than you should, seek urgent medical attention by going straight to your nearest hospital's accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining tablets with you so that doctors treating you know exactly what you have taken.

Valtrex side effects and cautions

All medications carry the risk of side effects, though not everybody experiences them. It's important to educate yourself on the possible side effects of all medicines you are taking. Always read the enclosed patient information leaflet before beginning your treatment.

Some common side effects of Valtrex include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Vomiting

Some uncommon side effects of Valtrex include:

  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Tiredness
  • Tremors

Some rare side effects include:

  • Altered brain function
  • Convulsions
  • Delirium
  • Lack of coordination
  • Slow, slurred speech
  • Unconsciousness

Not everybody experiences side effects associated with their medication. If you are concerned about any of the above side effects, speak to your doctor.

Valtrex can have an effect on the nervous system in people with kidney problems, organ transplant patients and the elderly. Side effects generally subside when reducing dosage or stopping treatment.

What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction to Valtrex?

If you experience an allergic reaction to the medicine, stop taking Valtrex immediately and seek medical attention.

Can I take Valtrex if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor first before taking Valtrex. Your doctor would be able to advise you on how to safely take Valtrex while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Valtrex?

You should avoid drinking alcohol when taking Valtrex as it can make the side effects of the medicine worse.

Can I drive and operate machinery when taking Valtrex?

It is important to see how Valtrex affects you before you attempt to drive or operate machinery.

If you notice any side effects of taking Valtrex which may impact your concentration, such as drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue or visual disturbances, avoid driving or operating machinery until you feel it is safe to do so.

Table of contents

What is Valtrex?

How does Valtrex work?

How to take Valtrex?

Valtrex side effects and cautions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Valtrex
  • Active Ingredient(s): Valaciclovir
  • Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 500 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medicine
  • Application: Men and women over 18
  • Dosage: Take one 500 mg tablet twice daily
  • Description: Antiviral herpes treatment
  • Drug Class: Antiviral
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Tell your prescriber if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Tell your prescriber if you are breastfeeding
  • Price: 24.99 GBP
Click here to view the Valtrex - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 10/11/2020 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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