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The Fever Blister Treatment

Cold Sore Kit

Why even let those little dormant devils keep you down? Valacyclovir is here to make sure this is no longer a stress in your life. For $15.00 a month, we supply you with the hardest working relief so that you can sit back and live your life.

* Prescription products require an online consultation with a physician who will determine if a prescription is appropriate. Valacyclovir may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, or dizziness.
This page has been medically reviewed by Patrick Carroll, MD.

Fast Relief

Unlike what you find over the counter, this is the medical relief that works in 24 hours. No creams, no BS. Real medicine, fast results.

A viral suppressive

Valacyclovir is an antiviral suppressive approved by the FDA to treat Herpes Simplex, also known as HSV-1.

The science

By blocking the virus' polymerase enzyme, we are able to stop the HSV-1 virus from building DNA and replicating itself inside of you. This reduces the severity of your cold sore flare ups as well as the ability for the virus to transfer between folks.

What about genital?

Though this antiviral drug can be prescribed for Genital Herpes, our treatment plan is intended only for Oral Herpes, HSV-1.

Important Safety Information

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Frequently asked questions about valacyclovir

what is a cold sore?

Cold sores are blisters most often found on or around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus, which is categorized into two types: HSV-1 and HSV-2. They are also referred to as fever blisters or oral herpes.

what is valacyclovir?

Valacyclovir is an antiviral suppressive approved by the FDA to treat herpes simplex, which is categorized into two types: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Valacyclovir works by blocking the virus' polymerase enzyme. By doing so, the medicine is able to stop the herpes simplex virus from building DNA and replicating itself. This reduces the severity of your cold sores and flare-ups, as well as the ability for the virus to transfer between hosts. The active ingredient in valacyclovir is valacyclovir hydrochloride.

what is valacyclovir used for?

Valacyclovir is used to treat shingles, genital herpes, and cold sores. It does not cure herpes infections but decreases pain and itching, helps sores to heal, and prevents new ones from forming.

how do you take valacyclovir for cold sores?

For adults treating cold sores, the typical dose of valacyclovir is 2,000 mg, with a secondary dose of 2,000 mg 12 hours later.

how long does valacyclovir stay in your system?

After oral ingestion, valacyclovir is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and nearly completely converted to acyclovir and L-valine. The half life of acyclovir is about 2.5 to 3.3 hours in people with normal renal function. This means that about 2.5 to 3.3 hours after you take a dose of valacyclovir, about half of the active ingredient will remain in your blood.

how long does valacyclovir take to work on cold sores?

Valacyclovir works best when taken within 24 hours of the first symptoms and will reduce your symptoms in about 2-3 days.

what are valacyclovir side effects?

Valacyclovir is generally well tolerated when taken as directed by a doctor. Side effects may include headache, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting. It is important to stay well hydrated while taking valacyclovir to avoid these symptoms. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, please contact your doctor.

If you are interested in a prescription, Hims will match you with an independent physician who will evaluate whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for the prescription product and if appropriate, may write you a prescription for the product.