Important safety information
What should you know before taking valacyclovir.
Take control of cold sore outbreaks at the first symptom
100% online with no in-person visit, at no cost
Medical provider will get back to you within 24 hours
Shorten how long cold sores last, if taken at symptom onset
Outbreaks and preventative treatments available, if prescribed
It's more common than you think.
Oral herpes (also known as cold sores) are painful sores on or around the lips or nose caused by HSV-1 (and sometimes HSV-2).
48% of Americans ages 14–49 have oral herpes.
What to expect
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.
Typically within 24 hours
You’re on your way
Herpes viruses are basically just DNA wrapped in a protein coating.
In order for the virus to be able to multiply, it needs to first replicate its DNA.
Valacyclovir acts through multiple mechanisms to prevent the replication of herpes DNA.
Explore our full range of products and prescription treatments. If appropriate, a provider will create a personalized treatment plan for prescription treatments.