Aciclovir tablets are effective in treating a full outbreak of genital herpes.
It can also be used as a suppressive treatment, especially if you suffer from multiple outbreaks a year.
Dose of Aciclovir Required
200 mg 5 times a day, alternatively 400 mg 3 times a day both courses usually for 5 days (longer if new lesions appear during treatment or if healing incomplete)
It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles.
Dose of Valaciclovir Required
500 mg once daily, to be taken by the infected partner.
Side Effects of Treatment
Common side effects include:
- abdominal pain