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With over 900 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland Superdrug is a household name you can trust.

All medication is dispensed by a licensed Superdrug pharmacy.

Your prescription will be issued by one of our in-house doctors who are all UK registered with the General Medical Council.

Your information is kept in the strictest of confidence.

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Our fast convenient service is extremely straight forward and you don’t need to visit a doctor to use it.

Select your preferred treatment

You’ll complete a short online health assessment and select your preferred treatment. If you’re unsure our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.

Our in-house GP prescribes appropriate treatment

Our doctors will review your order issue your prescription and pass it straight to the Superdrug pharmacists to be dispensed

Delivered to your door or collect from store

Free Standard delivery is included and next day delivery starts at just 3.99.

OR you can collect from any Superdrug store with a pharmacy after just 3 hours.

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We take precautions that other online providers don’t

in order to provide you with a convenient and discreet service.

Our doctors are based in a private UK office and only our clinical team can see your information.

Your information never leaves the Superdrug Online Doctor servers which are based in the UK.

We host our systems with industry leader Rackspace also used by the NHS Direct British Army and Vodafone.

UK based customer call centres – in case you ever need to contact us.

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FREE Fast Delivery

Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched (or ready to collect in store) the same day.

Click & Collect

Estimated Delivery: Thursday 04 May 2017 by 1pm

Collect from any store with a Superdrug pharmacy

from 3.99

Standard Delivery

Estimated Delivery: Thursday 18 May 2017 – Saturday 27 May 2017


Next Day Express

Estimated Delivery: Thursday 04 May 2017 by 1pm

from 3.99

Discreet Packaging

All of your medication will be delivered in plain unlabeled packaging.

A signature will be required but it does not have to be the patient.


Sexual Health

Genital Herpes Treatment


Pack of aciclovir for genital herpes

Delivery options

Delivery method Cost Estimated delivery

Free standard delivery FREE Estimated Delivery: Friday 05 May – Monday 08 May

Collect from your local Superdrug pharmacy FREE Available to Collect: 3 hours after you order

Next Day Express delivery 3.99 Estimated Delivery: Thursday 04 May by 1pm

Same Day



3.99 Wednesday 3 May

You will choose your delivery option at the checkout. Delivery options may vary depending on the pack size and dosage chosen.



Aciclovir is a treatment for genital herpes. It is used to treat bouts and suppress recurrent bouts. To place your order fill in our brief medical questionnaire and indicate your preferred treatment. One of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

If you have never been diagnosed with herpes our doctor will ask you to provide a photograph of the affected area for the purpose of diagnosis.

If you are looking for oral herpes treatment please use our cold sore service.

Start Consultation For Acute Herpes

Order Herpes Suppression Treatment

Aciclovir – one course 20

Aciclovir – two courses 25

Three month suppression 49

Prices include prescription and delivery.

In a hurry? Choose Click and Collect and pick up your order after just 3 hours from a Superdrug Pharmacy.

Can I Buy Aciclovir Online?


What is aciclovir?

Aciclovir (or ‘acyclovir’) is an antiviral medication for genital herpes. It can be taken to treat or prevent genital herpes outbreaks and is a prescription-only treatment. Although there is no cure for herpes and the virus will remain in your body taking aciclovir can stop or reduce the unpleasant symptoms. In order to buy Aciclovir you need a prescription. When you place an order with us one of our doctors will review your order and issue a prescription if the medication is suitable for you.

How is aciclovir taken?

Aciclovir tablets can be taken without food but you should drink a glass of water whenever you take a tablet. You should also drink plenty of water during your treatment to minimise the risk of dehydration as aciclovir can be harmful to the kidneys if you become dehydrated.

Which dosage do I require?

The dosage and duration of your course of aciclovir depends on whether you have herpes symptoms at the moment or whether you are being treated to prevent recurrent genital herpes outbreaks.

Dosage for an acute outbreak

If you are suffering from an acute herpes outbreak the doctor will prescribe a 5 day course of three 400mg aciclovir tablets every day. Please note product packaging may differ from the image above.

Preventative treatment

If you have had more than six genital herpes outbreaks in the last year or you are struggling with particularly severe symptoms our doctor may recommend a preventative herpes treatment of two 400mg tablets of aciclovir per day to be taken every day for 6-12 months. This may prevent you from getting further outbreaks.

How fast will it work?

How quickly and how well aciclovir works depends on the severity of your symptoms and how soon after you start noticing symptoms you start treatment.

It is best to start taking aciclovir as soon as you notice the first symptoms. In some cases aciclovir will prevent the development of sores if taken before the first sores have developed.

Once the lesions have developed aciclovir can prevent that further sores develop and help your body fight the virus. The duration of herpes bouts varies and an outbreak can last from a few days to a few weeks. You should consult a doctor as soon as you spot the signs of a beginning outbreak.

Can I have sex while taking aciclovir?

The herpes virus is particularly easily passed on during an active outbreak. You should avoid having sex until all lesions have healed completely. If you do choose to have sex in the meantime you should use a condom.

Using a condom will help reduce the risk of transmission. As condoms only cover the penis and leave other areas of your and your partners skin exposed there is still a risk that you could transmit the virus even when using a condom.

Once you carry the virus there is always a risk that you could pass it on to a partner regardless of whether you are experiencing symptoms. It is best to continue using a condom once your lesions have healed to reduce the risk of transmission.


What is in an aciclovir tablet?

Every aciclovir tablet contains 400mg of aciclovir (the active ingredient). Additional ingredients may include lactose magnesium stearate polyvidone E132 sodium starch glycollate colloidal anhydrous silica E172 or E460. If you think that you are allergic to any of these ingredients consult the doctor before taking the first dose.

Depending on which brand the pharmacy dispenses your aciclovir medication may be called Zovirax. Zovirax is a brand name of medication which contains aciclovir.

Aciclovir is also sometimes spelled ‘acyclovir’.

Aciclovir Side Effects

Common aciclovir side effects

nausea and being sick



stomach pain

skin rashes and itching



Uncommon side effects

sensitivity to sunlight (as well as certain artificial lights and sunbeds)


Rare side effects

generally feeling unwell

drowsiness confusion or hallucinations

increase in certain liver enzymes and bilirubin (the yellow pigment found in bile)

kidney problems and kidney failure

severe skin rash with blisters ulcers flushing and fever

peeling and swelling of the skin

fits and reduced consciousness

hair loss

Very rare side effects



changes in the numbers and types of your blood cells (anaemia leucopenia thrombocytopenia) which could lead to bruising bleeding tiredness or infections

If you experience any of these symptoms you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

Always read the patient information leaflet before taking medication.

Warnings and Drug Interactions


Depending on your general health and medical history aciclovir tablets may not be suitable for you. Do not take aciclovir if you experience:

hypersensitivity to aciclovir or one of the ingredients

certain conditions affecting the nervous system – you should tell your doctor if you have any neurological problems

kidney problems

The risk of kidney problems with aciclovir is increased with dehydration especially if youre taking tablets which contain a high dosage. You should drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

Can you take aciclovir while breastfeeding?

There is only limited information on whether aciclovir is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you experience a bout of herpes during pregnancy or while breastfeeding visit your doctor to discuss treatment options.

Drug interactions

Aciclovir tablets are known to interact with certain medications including the following:

cimetidine (an antihistamine drug which is used to treat stomach acidity and peptic ulcers) and probenecid (used to treat gout)

theophylline (used in the treatment of asthma)

zidovudine (an HIV drug)

ciclosporin and mycophenolate mofetil (medicines affecting the immune system that are used in organ transplantation and some other conditions)

Before you begin your treatment with aciclovir tell the doctor about any prescription and non-prescription medication that you are taking.

Can you take aciclovir with alcohol?

There is no known interaction between alcohol and aciclovir so drinking alcohol while taking aciclovir should not affect your treatment. You may wish to avoid drinking an excessive amount of alcohol while suffering from a bout of herpes to help your body recover and fight the infection.

About Zovirax

What is Zovirax?

Zovirax is a branded medication which contains aciclovir. Zovirax tablets work in the same way as aciclovir tablets and they can be prescribed for suppression treatment or for acute episodes.

As most branded medications Zovirax can be slightly more expensive than the generic medication.

Superdrug Online Doctor provides the generic medication which is dispensed by one of our pharmacies.

Zovirax tablets

Zovirax tablets are taken in the same way as aciclovir tablets. During treatment for acute symptoms you need to take three 400mg tablets a day. In order to suppress the virus you need to take two 400mg tablets per day.

Zovirax can cause the same side effects as aciclovir.

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Customer reviews








4.7 Excellent






by Laura

21st Apr 2017

I was really pleased with the product and service I had diagnosis at a sexual health clinic and when my second outbreak came i was mortified at the thought of explaining it to anybody else to get a prescription. I searched for alternatives and superdrug doctors was the first thing to come up my prescription was ready in 3 hours and there were no questions asked. The tablets relieved the symptoms almost immediately so thankfull for this service!






by Xxxx

17th Apr 2017

Excellent product.Treated cold sores well.






by Richard

8th Apr 2017

Absolutely amazing…. quick and easy and extermily helpful… thank you.






by Paul Stanley

3rd Apr 2017

Very fast and easy to use less than three hours and collected. Thank you






by Sue B

1st Apr 2017

Excellent service. Complete health review before I go as able to complete my purchase






by Linda

24th Mar 2017

A fantastic service . For me this was a life saver . Could not face going to GP nor had the time to wait for an appointmenr






by Lucy

13th Mar 2017

Came quickly was really useful and worked

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