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Aciclovir is an antiviral medicine. It stops the infecting virus from reproducing. Since the virus reproduces very early in the infection, you will benefit most from treatment if you take Aciclovir Tablets as soon as the first symptoms appear.
Aciclovir Tablets are used to treat genital herpes viral infections in adults. Genital herpes is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2. It is normally spread by sexual contact. It causes blisters and burning or itching around the genitals, which may be painful. Aciclovir is used to treat genital herpes infections in adults. People who have frequent episodes of genital herpes can also take Aciclovir to help to prevent the attacks.
If you suffer from six or more outbreaks a year suppression treatment may be suitable for you. Suppression treatment is taken everyday and helps to prevent recurrent outbreaks by 70-80% and can sometime prevent outbreaks all together. Studies also show that outbreaks are milder and shorter than without suppression treatment.
To treat an outbreak of genital herpes take one tablet three times a day for 5 days. For suppression treatment take one tablet twice a day.
Aciclovir and Valaciclovir are closely related. Valaciclovir is a prodrug of aciclovir which means that after it is taken, it is converted in the body to aciclovir. The advantage of taking valaciclovir over aciclovir is that it doesn’t have to be taken as frequently as so it is more convenient for the patient to comply with the regime. However, aciclovir is more cost-effective especially for suppression treatment. Both medicines are equally effective for treating genital herpes.
Genital herpes is a very common and highly contagious infection usually spread through sex. This infection is usually caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), the virus usually responsible for cold sores.
Most cases of genital herpes are caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is more often the cause of cold sores or fever blisters. It can also be a cause of genital herpes.
Most people with genital herpes don't know they have it. That's because in most people it produces either no symptoms or very mild ones.
Anyone who has sex can catch genital herpes. The people at most risk are those having unprotected sexual intercourse (i.e. not using condoms), especially those with more than one sexual partner and those who change sexual partners.
Even though you can still pass the infection, you may never notice symptoms from an HSV infection. On the other hand, you might notice symptoms within a few days to a couple of weeks after the initial contact. Or, you might not have an initial outbreak of symptoms until months or even years after becoming infected.
When symptoms occur soon after a person is infected, they tend to be severe. They may start as small blisters that eventually break open and produce raw, painful sores that scab and heal over within a few weeks. The blisters and sores may be accompanied by flu-like symptoms with fever and swollen lymph nodes.
Any of the following symptoms of a genital HSV infection can occur in a man or a woman:
As with all medicines, aciclovir should only be taken after carefully weighing the potential positives and negatives in conjunction with a qualified healthcare professional. Aciclovir is known to cause side effects.
Common sides effects (occurring in one or more people out of one hundred):
Self-care measures may be helpful for some people:
Find out more about genital herpes treatment
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. View patient information leaflet.