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Aciclovir

Aciclovir is an antiviral medicine to treat herpes.

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What is Aciclovir?

Aciclovir is an antiviral medication used in treating Herpes (Herpes simplex virus).

The aim of the treatment is not to cure herpes but to treat the symptoms faster and preventing the virus from spreading.

How does Aciclovir work?

Aciclovir works by inhibiting a protein in the body which the virus uses to replicate itself and cause further infection. By limiting the virus' ability to multiply, the immune system can fight the infection more effectively and symptoms can be treated much faster.


What is herpes?

Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection which is estimated to affect one in ten people in the UK.

There are two variations of the herpes simplex virus. HSV-1 and HSV-2. The latter of which is primarily associated with genital herpes.

Once a person is infected with herpes, the virus stays in their body. During acute infection, symptoms may appear. After this initial outbreak, future outbreaks tend to produce less severe symptoms.

What are the symptoms of genital herepes?

Symptoms of genital herpes are:

  • Blisters around genitals, anus, thighs or buttocks
  • Itching or burning sensation around your genitals
  • Pain when urinating
  • Vaginal discharge in women

How does the virus spread?

The virus can be passed on through sexual contact or shared glassware and utensils.


How to take Aciclovir?

Aciclovir is available in 400 mg tablets. These should be taken 5 times a day, spread apart by 4 hours. Take each tablet with a glass of water.

The tablets are taken over a course of 3 to 5 days, starting as soon as you notice symptoms of an outbreak.

If you miss a dose, do not take another tablet to compensate for the missed dose. Always follow the instruction of the doctor or pharmacist.


Aciclovir side effects and cautions

All medication carries the risk of side effects. It is important to read the patient information leaflet, which is enclosed in the packaging of your medication, before you begin treatment.

If you are at all concerned about any of the side effects associated with the treatment you are prescribed, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Side effects of Aciclovir include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

If you are worried or experience any of the above side effects, speak to your GP or pharmacist.

Do not take more Aciclovir than is recommended by a doctor. 

What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction to the medicine?

If you experience an allergic reaction which you believe was attributed to the medication you were prescribed, stop taking Aciclovir immediately and speak to your doctor.


Table of contents

What is Aciclovir?

What is herpes?

How to use Aciclovir?

Side effects and cautions of using Aciclovir

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Aciclovir
  • Manufacturer: Accord
  • Active Ingredient(s): Aciclovir
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 400 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medicine
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with herpes
  • Dosage: Take 5 tablets daily for 10 days
  • Description: Antiviral medication to treat herpes
  • Drug Class: Antiviral
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Tell your prescriber if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant
  • When Breastfeeding: Tell your prescriber if you are breastfeeding
Click here to view the Aciclovir - Patient Information Leaflet

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