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Genital Herpes Treatment

Order antiviral treatments for herpes

Genital Herpes Treatment

Order antiviral treatments for herpes

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If you have genital herpes and need treatment for when outbreaks occur you can place a prescription request for the antiviral medication Aciclovir, Valaciclovir or Famciclovir using our online service.

If you suffer from six or more outbreaks of herpes a year or find your outbreaks particularly stressful, then you may wish to order herpes suppression therapy. This is a low dose of the antiviral genital herpes treatment which is taken every day to help prevent future outbreaks of herpes.

If you wish to confirm whether you are a carrier of herpes, order a test online now.

To carry out the home test follow these steps:

  • Place an order and get your kit delivered to your door, or collect from a local post office (delivery is free)
  • Collect your sample by following the instructions in the test kit
  • Send your samples to our UK-based, accredited partner laboratory (postage is free) 
  • Once your results are available (in 2 to 3 days), our doctors will review your results  
  • One of our doctors will contact you, via a secure and confidential message in your patient account, to let you know your results and give you advice and support on what to do next

In some cases, the doctor may need to ask for more information. They may contact you by phone, so make sure your telephone number is up to date in your online account.

Due to a national increase in coronavirus testing, our test lab partners are experiencing delays of up to 3-4 days when delivering results from other test kits. We ask for your patience and compassion during these unprecedented times, and we're deeply grateful for your continued understanding.

Last reviewed: 21/5/2020 by Dr Simran Deo

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.

Medication Pack Size Price
Aciclovir 1st outbreak - up to 10 days (30 tablets) £25.00
Aciclovir Repeat outbreaks - 5 days each, 1/2/3 courses (15/30/45 tablets) from £25.00
Aciclovir Suppression treatment - 3 months (168 tablets) £49.00
Valaciclovir 1st outbreak - up to 10 days (20 tablets) £75.00
Valaciclovir Repeat outbreaks - 3 to 5 days each, 1/2/3 courses (10/20/30 tablets) from £40.00
Valaciclovir Suppression treatment - 3 months (84 tablets) £220.00
Famciclovir Outbreak - 1 day each, 1/2/3 courses (4/8/12 tablets) from £95.00
Herpes Test Kit 1 test kit £80.00


Click & Collect: free (available for next-day collection in Superdrug Pharmacies)
Next Day Delivery: £3.99

Dispensing and standard delivery included.

How our service works

  • Complete a short questionnaire about your health. 
  • Order and pay for your treatment. 
  • A Superdrug Online Doctor will check the treatment is appropriate for you.
  • Orders received before 4pm will be sent out the same day. Orders received after 4pm will be sent out the next working day.
  • Your treatment will be posted to you via your choice of first class or next day delivery.
  • Someone will need to sign for the delivery, else it will be held at your local post office.
  • The treatment arrives in plain, discreet packaging.

Common side effects from Aciclovir can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rashes or itching
  • Tiredness

Common side effects from Valaciclovir can include:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick

The symptoms of herpes outbreaks will usually go away by themselves within 10 days, but they can be very painful during that time.

Alternatives to the antiviral medicines we offer include using an anaesthetic gel to ease the pain or soaking the affected skin with salt water.

If you would like to discuss your condition with one of our doctors, you can book a telephone consultation. Our doctors will be able to provide personalised advice on how to cope with genital herpes.

Treating Genital Herpes

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.

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    by , 4th Jun 2020
    Very happy with my purchase.

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    by , 19th May 2020
    It is wonderful to be able to get my cold sore tablets this way, quick easy safe and saves me wasting my time, the local pharmacy and gps time. Can’t praise this service enough.

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    by , 9th Apr 2020
    My life was miserable with painful, ugly cold sores, these tablets are incredible!! Just wish doctors would prescribe them! Thank you superdrug!

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    by , 4th Apr 2020
    Works but overpriced

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    by , 31st Mar 2020
    Easy and quick to order prescription and a speedy delivery time. Brilliant!

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    by , 26th Mar 2020
    Quick and easy

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    by , 23rd Mar 2020
    superfast delivery and no hassle ordering. Recommended.

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    by , 19th Mar 2020
    Preventative medication very good service

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    by , 11th Feb 2020
    Very easy and efficient process. Fast delivery too

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    by , 4th Feb 2020
    This is a quick and easy way to order a prescription, you receive your product within days of placing your order, to reorder is very simple. Excellent service 😀

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    by , 14th Dec 2019
    It does the job it's supposed to. The service is excellent with orders processed and delivered quickly.

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    by , 13th Dec 2019
    Vert happy tganks

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    by , 11th Dec 2019
    Great discrete service

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    by , 19th Nov 2019
    Efficient service,saves on a lot of time waiting in ques!

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    by , 15th Nov 2019
    From my limited experience, I cant rate this company highly enough. Their prescription service process is first rate with the necessary checks carried out, and their follow up service is impressive. Highly recommend.

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    by , 10th Nov 2019
    Excellent communication

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    by , 27th Oct 2019
    Very good product

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    by , 18th Oct 2019
    value for money is a three just because if i had been more organised i would have gone to the docs and got it for free but was a super handy service when i was in a pickle so overall very happy :-)

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    by , 17th Oct 2019
    Absolutely fantastic, worked a treat. Would definitely use this product again!

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    by , 17th Oct 2019
    Product was as I expected, good. Service was great and I picked them up in no time at all. Good aftercare if needed

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    by , 16th Oct 2019
    Very good service and customer care is superb. I received my medicine before the day I expected. I would always use their service in future and will recommend every one to also try. I am very grateful for their team attention to execute my order so speadily without any hassles.

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    by , 12th Oct 2019
    Quick prompt service - thank you

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    by , 10th Oct 2019
    Good product and service

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    by , 9th Oct 2019
    very speedy delivery, no problems. thanks

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    by , 3rd Oct 2019
    It worked as I was told

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    by , 28th Sep 2019
    Very helpful and such an easy process

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    by , 15th Sep 2019
    Exactly what I ordered

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    by , 14th Sep 2019
    Very helpful and alleviates symptoms quickly.

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    by , 28th Aug 2019
    It did what I expected it to do

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    by , 25th Aug 2019
    Brilliant service save me so much time and all the stress of trying to get s doc app

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    by , 22nd Aug 2019
    Treatment was quick and effective

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    by , 21st Aug 2019
    Great service, quick and efficient.

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    by , 9th Aug 2019
    Effective do far excellent service

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    by , 12th Jul 2019
    It done the job

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    by , 11th Jun 2019
    Very satisfied with this site safely and quick with delivery

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    by , 27th Apr 2019
    Fast and efficient help from the doctor when needed

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    by , 23rd Apr 2019
    Quick service

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    by , 10th Apr 2019
    The service was fantastic and the tablets got rid of my cold sore in about 3 days. Amazing!

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    by , 6th Apr 2019
    Great service, discreet and fast delivery. Slightly expensive for what it is.

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    by , 6th Apr 2019
    Very good service

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    by , 4th Apr 2019
    Happy with the service

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    by , 22nd Mar 2019
    Amazing! Life saver, so happy with this service

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    by , 22nd Mar 2019
    Better than cream.

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    by , 22nd Mar 2019
    Excellent

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    by , 21st Mar 2019
    Excellent

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    by , 21st Mar 2019
    Quick and snag free.

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    by , 11th Mar 2019
    Very easy and convenient. Clear and prompt communication with a doctor. Will definitely use again.

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    by , 2nd Jan 2019
    Product prescribed by Superdrug Doctors did what it was supposed to.

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    by , 1st Jan 2019
    Great service Thank you

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    by , 31st Dec 2018
    Worked after 2 days. Really fast removal of the cold sores in the affected area.

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    by , 29th Dec 2018
    Good service but had to sign for medication which I hadn't realised and was at work when it was attempted to be delivered so had to go to local sorting office which meant i was a day later starting treatment

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    by , 21st Dec 2018
    It should include enough tablets for the whole period of the treatment. Poor labeling as well

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    by , 15th Dec 2018
    Meds were ordered and delivered promptly. The medical doctor Superdrug service is an amazing online prescription service that I only discovered by chance. I would highly recommend

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    by , 7th Dec 2018
    Great quick service. You can get this product free on NHS but they are so stingy when prescribing them. Prevented a coldsore and still no sign of any coming. Happy 😃. acyclovir

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    by , 1st Dec 2018
    Fast service, cant fault I am 100% happy. Will definitely use again

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    by , 28th Nov 2018
    Not seen any improvement.

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    by , 13th Nov 2018
    Brilliant service thanks for offering it!

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    by , 11th Nov 2018
    Very easy to order. Product was ready to collect on the same day Tablets were easy to swallow, no drowsiness, nausea, or any other side affects. Most importantly the tablets have worked.

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    by , 8th Nov 2018
    Great service, reassuring and convenient.

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    by , 8th Nov 2018
    Got it on time and worked great

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    by , 2nd Nov 2018
    Good,but took a little longer than I expected due to queries from the doctors.

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    by , 23rd Oct 2018
    Excellent, convenient service

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    by , 19th Oct 2018
    The product worked .did what the box said

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    by , 8th Sep 2018
    Brilliant quick service, no need to make an appointment at the doctors.

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    by , 21st Aug 2018
    Excellent and efficient service.

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    by , 21st Aug 2018
    Costs more than a prescription, but the time and inconvenience saved, more than compensate. It's an efficient, discreet service I'm happy to recommend.

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    by , 16th Jul 2018
    Thanks...a life saver when you can’t count on clinics

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    by , 28th Jun 2018
    First time I had used this service, thoroughly impressed with it. Would highly recommend

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    by , 25th Jun 2018
    Quick service Private and confidential for those Embarrassing symptoms

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    by , 25th Jun 2018
    The product I purchased has saved me from some embarrassing moments as it has cleared my cold sores very rapidly. My face / mouth are so much better now. Thank you

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    by , 19th Jun 2018
    Quick and easy. Saved me seeing my GP and having to get a prescription, instead I was able to order it and have it sent to me.

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    by , 11th May 2018
    Great product works really well for me my symptoms eased with hours of taking the first tablet.

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    by , 5th May 2018
    Service was easy and straight forward. Definitely use again. Product done as expected.

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    by , 24th Apr 2018
    Quick service and simple to do

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    by , 22nd Apr 2018
    Great service. Great product. Thanks

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    by , 15th Apr 2018
    Fast and efficient service.

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    by , 13th Apr 2018
    Great service .Fast delivery

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    by , 11th Apr 2018
    Quick and very convenient ordering process

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    by , 6th Apr 2018
    The tablets stopped me from getting any coldsores until I missed one tablet and then got a coldsore within 12 hours

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    by , 31st Mar 2018
    Came when estimated would definitely use this service again. Problem treated really pleased.

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    by , 10th Mar 2018
    Fast and reliable. Product exactly as described

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    by , 1st Mar 2018
    On my second course of tablets and still not cleared up

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    by , 26th Feb 2018
    The product had no effect whatsoever. I will have to visit my GP now instead.

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    by , 21st Feb 2018
    Fast and efficient service! I will definitely recommend and use again! Wish I had known about this service sooner!

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    by , 20th Feb 2018
    Great product. Happy with ourchase

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    by , 11th Feb 2018
    Very efficient and fast no hassle service would use this service again

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    by , 3rd Feb 2018
    Absolutely brilliant, would definitely recommend to all my family and friends

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    by , 30th Jan 2018
    Was what I ordered however didn’t include the patient information leaflet inside. Really good quick service

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    by , 29th Jan 2018
    Done exactly as it said on the packet and cleared up my issue in less than 5 days

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    by , 28th Jan 2018
    This works! Although I do feel quite tired - I am not sure if this is due to my busy life, the medication or the virus which still simmers when I try stopping the medication. I am going to continue with it twice a day for several months and then try stopping again.

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    by , 14th Jan 2018
    Very please with the service and product

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    by , 10th Jan 2018
    Very helpful service ! Saved a trek to the Doc's ! Medication appears to have worked.Pleased with the result of contacting Superdrug Doctor.

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    by , 2nd Jan 2018
    I’m quite embarrassed by having Herpes. So this discrete packaging and way of getting my medication is perfect. Cleared it up straight away.

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    by , 25th Dec 2017
    Very good product and service

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    by , 23rd Dec 2017
    Excellent tablets for my complaint

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    by , 21st Dec 2017
    Great service and easy to navigate. It was a massive help to be able to arrange a straightforward prescription withouyt having to go to my gp.

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    by , 21st Dec 2017
    Product was just what I needed. Superdrug delivered the service they said they were going to. Will use them again.

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    by , 19th Dec 2017
    The pack was 2 tablets short of what was prescribed so it meant I was unable to complete each course.

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    by , 13th Dec 2017
    Needed a prescription as soon as possible and this was very quick and easy to do.

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