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Price of Acyclovir at Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Fred’s

Publix has the lowest price for acyclovir, but you might find you can save even more if you order online from eDrugstore.com. Its price per pill is a bit higher but includes some time-saving conveniences that are hard to beat.

Looking for the lowest price on acyclovir? This blog post should help. It reviews current prices for the powerful antiviral medication at three major retail chains, as well as the prices available at a popular online prescription drug service.

Included in this price survey are commercial retailers Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Fred’s, as well as longtime online facilitator eDrugstore.com. Publix and Winn-Dixie are supermarket chains that operate primarily in the southeastern United States, while Fred’s is a chain that includes general merchandise discount stores and stand-alone pharmacies. Most Publix and Winn-Dixie supermarkets contain full-service pharmacy departments. Arizona-based eDrugstore is our online option, and it’s been in business since the late 1990s.

What Acyclovir Treats

Acyclovir, which is also sold under the brand names Sitavig and Zovirax, is an antiviral agent that is effective against infections caused by the herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, as well as the herpes zoster virus. The latter, also known as varicella zoster, causes chicken pox and shingles. Chicken pox typically targets children, while shingles is most widely associated with adults over 50.

Herpes simplex virus 1 causes cold sores, also known as fever blisters, and herpes simplex virus 2 is the root cause of genital herpes. Once you’re infected with any of these viruses, they likely will remain with you for life. Herpes simplex 1 and 2 viruses take up residence in your nerve cells and alternate between active and inactive phases. Herpes zoster causes chicken pox in kids and then enters a lengthy dormant phase, reappearing in late adulthood, if at all, as an outbreak of shingles, which is characterized by a painful rash.

No Cure Is Available

While there is no cure for any of these viruses in the herpes family, using a potent antiviral agent such as acyclovir can reduce the number of outbreaks and lessen their intensity. The medication is most often dispensed in 400-milligram tablets.

Among our brick-and-mortar retailers, Publix has by far the lowest price for acyclovir at $1.47 per 400-milligram tablet. Not far behind is eDrugstore, which charges $2.09 per pill. Considerably higher are Fred’s and Winn-Dixie, at $6.50 and $7.00, respectively.

Weigh Your Options Carefully

While Publix might seem your best bet at first glance, such an assumption doesn’t take into consideration the added-value services that are built into eDrugstore’s prices. In other words, the price per pill covers not only the medication but the convenience of ordering online and free shipping. This saves you the bothersome trips to and from the pharmacy and waiting for your prescription to be filled.

And there are more savings. Because acyclovir is a prescription drug, you’ll need to obtain a script from your doctor to purchase the medication. However, if you find it difficult to fit a doctor’s visit into your busy schedule, eDrugstore offers an alternative. Take advantage of its complimentary online consultation service, and you’ll be matched up with a licensed U.S. physician for an online chat. If the doctor determines you’re an appropriate candidate for the drug, a prescription will be authorized.

Orders placed with eDrugstore are promptly filled, discreetly packaged, and shipped free of charge to the destination of your choice. If you require expedited handling, it’s available for an additional charge. And eDrugstore encloses a free pill splitter with every first order.

If ordering online from eDrugstore appeals to you, pay a visit to its Sexual Health page to learn more.

Don Amerman has spent more than three decades in the business of writing and editing. During the last 15 years, his focus has been on freelance writing. For almost all of his writing, He has done all of his own research, both online and off, including telephone and face-to-face interviews where possible. Don Amerman on Google+