Cold sores  treatment 

Be prepared to take action at the first symptom. Hear back from a provider within 24 hours and. Get peace of mind and the treatment you need without the uncomfortable trips to the pharmacy. Get your first month of treatment free on a quarterly plan, if approved.

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Prescription medication

Unlimited follow-ups

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About cold sores

It's more common than you think.

Oral herpes (also known as cold sores) are painful sores on or around the lips caused by HSV-1 (and rarely HSV-2).

48%

48% of Americans ages 14–49 have oral herpes.

Treatment for cold sores

Requires prescription through online visit with a US-licensed healthcare practitioner

Valacyclovir

Generic Valtrex

Starting at $42


Valacyclovir is an antiviral medication that is used to treat oral herpes and genital herpes, which are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). It can also be used to treat varicella zoster virus (VZV).

Valacyclovir isn’t safe for some people and others may need a lower than normal dose to use valacyclovir safely. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or if your immune system isn’t normal because of a bone marrow or kidney transplant or HIV. Common side effects of valacyclovir include headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. There is no cure for herpes, and even with treatment it may be possible to spread herpes.

Cold sores

What to expect

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Valacyclovir will get to work as soon as the medication is in your system, but the time it takes to see noticeable results varies from person to person.

Treatment updates: If you still don’t see results, your provider may be able to recommend a different treatment plan.

Help with side effects: If you experience side effects, message your provider and they’ll help determine if a different medication or dose is better for you.

How Ro works

  1. 01

    Online visit

    Share your symptoms and medical history with a US-licensed healthcare provider for evaluation.

  2. 02

    Free and discreet deliveries

    Your treatment will arrive in discreet packaging with free 2-day shipping.

  3. 03

    Ongoing care

    Send your provider a message any time to discuss updating your treatment, address side effects, or answer other treatment-related questions or concerns.

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