Cold Sore Medication Prescriptions
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Cold Sore - Medication Overview
Cold sores are small, painful blisters that can occur due to an infection with the herpes simplex virus. Push Health connects people who might need a cold sore medication prescription online with a medical provider who can prescribe cold sore treatment, including generic cold sore pills, when appropriate to do so.
Cold Sore - Medication Options
The most common cold sore medications in use to help people treat a cold sore are acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), valacyclovir (Valtrex. These cold sore drugs are in a pill form. Other cold sore medications, including acyclovir and penciclovir (Denavir), are available in a topical form.
Cold Sore Treatment Options
Cold sore prescription medications are a common way to treat cold sores. Cold sore medications can help shorten the length of cold sore symptoms, especially if used early in a cold sore outbreak. These cold sore treatments can also reduce the likelihood of getting a cold sore in the future. Understanding the differences may help one get the appropriate cold sore prescription with the guidance of one's medical provider. Acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir) and valacyclovir (Valtrex) are examples of cold sore medications used in the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections and tends to be effective in people with normal immune systems. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, various dosing regimens may be utilized.
Some cold sore medications are also available in a form that can be applied topically. In particular, penciclovir (Denavir) is sometimes prescribed for this purpose. Penciclovir is considered a nucleoside analogue cold sore drug and is often prescribed as a 1% cream. Penciclovir can help reduce the length of cold sore symptoms although it is somewhat expensive.
Cold Sore - Medication Effectiveness
Cold sore medications like Valtrex, Zovirax and Denavir can help people treat a herpes infection but they do not work for everyone. And, even if one has a cold sore infection resolve while taking a cold sore medication, cold sores can return at a later date, even if the medication is used properly.
Cold Sore Prescription Medications - Side Effects
Like most medications, medications for cold sores are not without side effects. When used for cold sore treatment, cold sore medications, pills and creams can cause an upset stomach with vomiting and diarrhea and a headache. Some people can experience worse symptoms affecting the nervous system, kidneys, joints and blood cells. All cold sore medications can also cause serious side effects such as an allergic reaction in susceptible people. Many side effects will go away once the cold sore medication treatment is stopped. It is strongly recommended that one consult with one's medical provider and pharmacist before starting a new cold sore treatment.
Cold Sore Medications - Online
Because many cold sore medications are prescription medications, one cannot simply buy cold sore medications online. The reality is that prescription cold sore medications need to be dispensed by a licensed pharmacy online or at a retail pharmacy location after an appropriate prescription is written by a medical provider. Through Push Health, you will be connected with a licensed doctor or medical provider in your state who can prescribe cold sore medications, including generic cold sore tablets, when appropriate to do so.
Last updated September 8, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.