Valtrex is an oral anti-viral medicine which is used to treat cold sores. Valtrex contains the main ingredient valacyclovir, which works to prevent the virus from spreading further during an outbreak. This enables your body to combat the infection more effectively. It will also allow your skin to recover faster.
You can order Valtrex for the treatment of cold sores from Onlineclinic by completing an online consultation when you place your order. The consultation will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors, who can issue a prescription if this medication is safe for you. All orders are shipped via courier for next-day delivery, so you will be able to start your treatment right away.
Valtrex is one of the more convenient medicines available for the treatment of cold sores, as you only need to take two doses for one day, unlike creams that require multiple applications. If you take it as soon as you notice the first symptoms, or the tingling sensations before symptoms appear, Valtrex can reduce your recovery time by one to two days and provide relief from the uncomfortable symptoms.
You should begin a course of treatment as soon as the symptoms first appear. Two 500mg tablets should be taken daily with a glass of water for three to five days, unless it is your first outbreak. If this is the case, you should take the tablets for up to ten days.
Valtrex is generally well tolerated, however some people may be more susceptible to developing side effects than others. Most of these are quite mild and occur mainly in first-time users. The potential side effects are headaches, nausea, abdominal pain, joint pain, dizziness and more painful periods. Valtrex only has to be used for one day, so any side effects aren’t likely to be prolonged.
People who have kidney or liver problems are advised not to take this medication. Anti-viral medications aren't known to cause birth defects, but a doctor may choose to prescribe an alternative treatment if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
You can find more out information about Valtrex by visiting our main Valtrex medication page.
Valtrex is available to order from OnlineClinic, all you will need to do is complete an online consultation form. The consultation service is completely free and will be reviewed by one of our doctors so we can make sure that Valtrex is right for you to use. If it is right for you, our doctor will issue a prescription which will be passed on to our pharmacy. They will then dispatch Valtrex for delivery on the next working day.