Looking for an effective treatment for your herpes and other viral infections? Try Valtrex.

Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat herpes (genital or otherwise) in adults. It contains the active ingredient valaciclovir that works by stopping the growth of viruses.

  • Effective treatment for outbreaks of genital herpes
  • Quickly eases itching and pain related to the herpes simplex virus
  • Easy to use tablets
  • Authentic medication
  • Sourced in the United Kingdom


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Valtrex? 

Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat herpes (genital or otherwise) in adults. It contains the active ingredient valaciclovir that works by stopping the growth of viruses.

This medicine can also be used to treat shingles and cold sores. It can also be used to prevent infection with cytomegalovirus after organ transplants and herpes single virus infections of the eye that continue to come back.

What are the ingredients of Valtrex?

The active substance of Valtrex is valaciclovir. Each tablet contains 250 mg or 500 mg of valaciclovir (as valaciclovir hydrochloride).

Other ingredients are Microcrystalline cellulose, Crospovidone, Povidone, Magnesium stearate, and Silica colloidal anhydrous for the tablet core; and Hypromellose, Titanium dioxide, Macrogol 400, Polysorbate 80 (500 mg tablets only), and Carnauba wax for the film coat.

Valtrex tablets are contained in polyvinyl chloride/aluminium foil blister packs.

Valtrex Tablets are supplied in cartons containing white, film-coated tablets marked with “GX CF1” on one side.

How does Valtrex work? 

Valaciclovir, the active ingredient of Valtrex, stops the spread of viruses such as herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus. It controls the symptoms by stopping the enzyme needed for the virus to grow. By inhibiting the growth of the virus, the infection is reduced and shortened.

What are the benefits of taking Valtrex?

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. It causes blisters and itching around the genitals, which can be painful and uncomfortable.

With the use of Valtrex, the symptoms of herpes are quickly treated and prevented from being transferred.

Who should not use Valtrex? 

Valtrex can be used by adults and adolescents over the age of 12 who are experiencing outbreaks of the herpes simplex virus and its associated symptoms.

Valtrex should not be used if you have an allergy to valaciclovir or aciclovir or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (check product leaflet), or if you have ever developed an extended rash associated with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, increased levels of liver enzymes and/or eosinophilia after taking valaciclovir.

Consult with your doctor before taking Valtrex tablets if you have kidney problems, liver problems, are over 65 years old, or if your immune system is weak.

If Valtrex is being used to treat or prevent genital herpes, it is recommended to use condoms during sexual intercourse to prevent the transfer of the infection to your partner. If you have genital sores or blisters, do not have sex.

If you are taking or have recently taken any other medications, inform your doctor before the use of this product, particularly medicines that affect the kidneys. These include aminoglycosides, organoplatinum compounds, iodinated contrast media, methotrexate, pentamidine, foscarnet, ciclosporin, tacrolimus, cimetidine, and probenecid.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take Valtrex.

Driving or operating machinery is prohibited when under this medication. It may cause an effect on your ability to drive.

Want To Know More About Valtrex?

Valtrex can only be purchased with a valid prescription from a doctor. Make sure to follow the doctor’s advice and read the patient information leaflet.

Take the tablets by swallowing whole with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food intake. It is recommended that you take this medicine at approximately the same time of the day to help you remember.

Valtrex, with an active ingredient of valaciclovir (as valaciclovir hydrochloride monohydrate), comes in two dosages: 250mg and 500mg. Depending on your condition, your doctor will advise the correct dosage to treat your medical condition.

For genital herpes, the usual dose is 500mg two times a day. During the first time, the Valtrex tablets should be taken for 5 to 10 days, depending on the advice of the doctor. A returning outbreak can be treated for 3 to 5 days. To prevent any further outbreaks, the usual dose is 500mg once a day for as long as your doctor prescribes it.

However, your dosage can change if in case your immune system weakens, you have kidney problems, you are over 65 years old, or you are treating another kind of herpes (such as shingles).

If you forget to take a Valtrex tablet, you can take it as soon as you remember. If it’s nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed one and just proceed with the next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

If too many Valtrex tablets are taken, contact a doctor immediately. This may cause kidney damage.

Users of this medicine are encouraged to drink a lot of water while taking Valtrex tablets to avoid a potentially damaging effect on your kidneys and nervous system.

Just like any herpes treatment True Medical supplies or any aciclovir tablets chemists sell, Valtrex tablets can cause side effects that can affect each individual differently. Serious and persistent side effects should be discussed immediately with your doctor.

Some side effects associated with the use of Valtrex tablets are:

  • Headache
  • Feeling sick
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin reaction after exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity)
  • Rash
  • Itching (pruritus)

Severe allergic reactions include:

  • flushing
  • itchy skin rash
  • swelling of the lips, face, neck, and throat, causing difficulty in breathing (angioedema)
  • fall in blood pressure leading to collapse
  • skin rashes or redness (with or without blisters)
  • skin irritation
  • oedema (DRESS syndrome)
  • fever and flu-like symptoms

Uncommon side effects are:

  • feeling confused
  • hallucinations
  • feeling very drowsy
  • tremors
  • feeling agitated

These nervous system side effects occur to people with kidney problems, the elderly, or in organ transplant patients taking high doses of 8 grams or more of Valtrex a day. Stopping the Valtrex treatment or reducing the dose can help improve these conditions.

If you experience any of these side effects or even those not included in the list, stop the use of the product, and contact your doctor straight away. By reporting Valtrex tablets reviews, you provide more information about the safety of this medicine.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.

Store product below 30°C.

If you’re trying to order your herpes cream from True Medical or looking up cold sore patches, know that the easiest way to get Valtrex UK online is to order it from True Medical. A valid prescription from a doctor is needed via an online consultation before the purchase of this product.