Valtrex over the counter UK (Valaciclovir)

valtrex over the counter ukValtrex is a popular anti-viral medicine but it can be difficult to get hold of Valtrex over the counter UK without a prescription and can be especially difficult to find it at a reasonable price.

However, if you shop online you can buy Valtrex without prescription UK wide, without any hassle.

Valtrex is the brand name for Valaciclover (sometimes spelt Valacyclovir) and it is used to treat or prevent outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes (caused by the herpes simplex virus) or to treat shinges (caused by the herpes zoster virus).

Although it can’t cure the infections, it can stop them from spreading in your body – so it’s useful for preventing them as well as helping your body recover.

Where to Buy Valtrex over the counter

valtrex without prescription uk valaciclovirIn the UK, according to some forums online, it seems that doctors often aren’t keen to prescribe Valtrex because it’s much more expensive than Aciclovir.

However, you can buy generic Valtrex over the counter in the  UK (and worldwide) at a very affordable price.

I’ve made a price comparison of a few pharmacies – both UK-based ones and internationally based ones – so you can see the range of prices for Valtrex over the counter yourself below.

Their prices vary quite a bit but one thing all these pharmacies have in common is that you don’t need a doctor’s prescription to place your order. Instead, you answer medical questions online when you place your order, and they get one of their doctors to approve your order.

None of them charge for this process (unlike other online pharmacies in the UK). They also all delivery worldwide with no hidden fees.

Valtrax 500mg & 1000mg

Valtrex is the brand name for Valaciclover (sometimes spelt Valacyclovir) and it is used to treat or prevent outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes (caused by the herpes simplex virus) or to treat shinges (caused by the herpes zoster virus).

*Prices may vary slightly to the list due to exchange rate fluctuations.
PharmacyDeliveryValtrex 500mg, 1000mgOrder page
Airmail £6.95
(Free for orders over £140).
Express & trackable £20.81
from £1.60 per 500mg tablet
from £2.50 per 1000mg tablet
generics India ValtrexFree International Airmail.
Express & trackable £20
Bitcoin accepted
from £2.86 per 500mg tablet
from £5.78 per 1000mg tablet
Valtrex no prescription india
Free International Airmail.
Express & trackable £24.52
from £2.98 per 500mg tablet
from £5.35 per 1000mg tablet
10% off coupon code:
h9c0d3bE9z
generic Valtrex direct
International Airmail £7.50
Express & trackable £23
Bitcoin accepted
from £3.33 per 500mgtablet
from £6.76 per 1000mg tablet
generic Valtrex from direct
generics Valtrex expressFree International Airmail.
Express & trackable £15
Bitcoin accepted
from £3.66 per 500mg tablet
from £7.47 per 1000mg tablet
generic Valtrex from Express generics

Valaciclovir (Valtrex) vs Aciclovir (Zovirax) – What’s the Difference?

Both Valtrex / Valaciclovir and Zovirax / Aciclovir are used to treat the same herpes virus infections – cold sores, genital herpes, shingles – so what’s the difference between them?

Well, they’re essentially the same thing because Valaciclovir (Valtrex) is actually converted into Aciclovir (Zovirax) in your body.

Valaciclovir is therefore called a ‘prodrug’, meaning that it’s not active until it’s converted to Aciclover in your body.

This means means more of the active ingredients get into your system and it lasts for longer. You don’t need to take it as often as you would Aciclovir.

(Aciclovir is broken down faster in your body, so needs to be taken more often.)

With Valtrex /Valaciclovir you only need to take it twice a day usually, however you’d need to take Aciclovir four or five times a day.

The high cost of brand name Valtrex versus generic versions of Aciclovir has meant that Aciclovir used to be the cheaper option.

But now generic versions of Valtrex over the counter  are available.

This brings the price down, so Valtrex is a good option, particularly now that buying Valtrex over the counter in the UK is now viable.

Click here for a comparison of Aciclovir (Zovirax), Valaciclovir (Valtrex) and a third one – Famciclovir (Famvir): Best Herpes Treatment Comparison

How Much Valtrex / Valaciclover to Buy?

In terms of your dosage, 500mg is the usual dose of Valtrex/Valaciclovir.

However, you can save money by buying 1000mg tablets and splitting them in half to get a 500mg dose. 1000mg tablets don’t cost that much more than 500mg tablets (and are available at Direct RX Sales and Generics-from-India) so you get a much better price per dose this way.

For example at Direct RX Sales it’s £4.29 per 1000mg tablet (for 36 tablets) which would be only £2.15 per 500mg dose – cheaper than buying a 500mg tablet (£2.40, cheapest).

As to how many tablets, well it depends on what infection you’re treating, how often you tend to get it, and also price.

It costs less of course, to buy the minimum amount of Valtrex over the counter tablets you need, but you get a lower price per tablet by buying in larger quantities.

This might be useful if you’re prone to recurring outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes, and it’s good to have some tablets handy so you can start taking them at the very first signs of another infection and outbreak.

See your doctor if you’re in any doubt about how much to take or have any other questions, and inform yourself of any possible side effects, possible allergies etc.

According to Online Clinic, these are the doses for different conditions:

For cold sores or genital herpes:

500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat your first outbreak of cold sores or genital herpes

500mg twice a day for 3-5 days to treat frequently recurring outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes

500mg once per day for six weeks for a long-term treatment of genital herpes

For shingles:

1000mg (2x500mg) three times a day for shingles

Generic Valtrex over the counter (on-line) price comparison

There’s currently a discount code for Direct RX Sales which will get you 5-10% off when you enter it at the checkout: h9c0d3bE9z

Valtrax 500mg & 1000mg

Valtrex is the brand name for Valaciclover (sometimes spelt Valacyclovir) and it is used to treat or prevent outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes (caused by the herpes simplex virus) or to treat shinges (caused by the herpes zoster virus).

*Prices may vary slightly to the list due to exchange rate fluctuations.
PharmacyDeliveryValtrex 500mg, 1000mgOrder page
Airmail £6.95
(Free for orders over £140).
Express & trackable £20.81
from £1.60 per 500mg tablet
from £2.50 per 1000mg tablet
generics India ValtrexFree International Airmail.
Express & trackable £20
Bitcoin accepted
from £2.86 per 500mg tablet
from £5.78 per 1000mg tablet
Valtrex no prescription india
Free International Airmail.
Express & trackable £24.52
from £2.98 per 500mg tablet
from £5.35 per 1000mg tablet
10% off coupon code:
h9c0d3bE9z
generic Valtrex direct
International Airmail £7.50
Express & trackable £23
Bitcoin accepted
from £3.33 per 500mgtablet
from £6.76 per 1000mg tablet
generic Valtrex from direct
generics Valtrex expressFree International Airmail.
Express & trackable £15
Bitcoin accepted
from £3.66 per 500mg tablet
from £7.47 per 1000mg tablet
generic Valtrex from Express generics

See other anti-viral treatments available online:

Acyclovir / Aciclovir / Zovirax

Famciclovir / Famvir