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Fast-acting cold sores treatment

Valacyclovir for cold sores treatment, if prescribed

Outbreaks and preventative treatments available, if prescribed

100% online with no in-person visit

Medical provider will get back to you within 24 hours

Free, unlimited follow-ups

*Dosing minimums apply; total cost varies based on dosing regimen and shipping frequency. See pricing details here.

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About cold sores and ways to treat it

Fast-acting treatment for cold sores

Depending on how frequently you have outbreaks

Cold Sores Genital Herpes Valacyclovir in Ro bottle

Occasional outbreaks



When taken at the first signs of an outbreak, valacyclovir can shorten how long cold sores last. Learn more about valacyclovir.

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Your first herpes outbreak should be diagnosed by an in-person medical provider.

Cold Sores Genital Herpes Valacyclovir in Ro bottle

Frequent outbreaks


Starting at $29/month on a recurring plan*

Valacyclovir can be taken daily (prescribed off-label) to reduce the chance of outbreaks. Learn more about valacyclovir.

Get started

Your first herpes outbreak should be diagnosed by an in-person medical provider.

How Ro works

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    Online visit

    Share your symptoms and medical history in the free online visit. A US-licensed healthcare provider will review your information and will typically get back to you within 24 hours.

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    Free and discreet deliveries

    If prescribed, your treatment will arrive at your door in discreet packaging.

  3. Work with your Ro-affiliated provider to find the best treatment plan for your lifestyle.


    Ongoing care

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

    Here's everything you need to know about how Roman works.

From the experts at Ro

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FAQs about treating cold sores (oral herpes)

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