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Price of Acyclovir at Stop & Shop, Giant, and Costco

Acyclovir can reduce the frequency and severity of cold sores, genital herpes, and painful shingles caused by the herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2. You might find you can save both time and money by ordering the medication online. 

The herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 are highly contagious and can cause a world of pain. HSV1 is responsible for cold sores, which are also known as fever blisters, while HSV2 is responsible for genital herpes. HSV1 is most often spread by kissing or sharing eating utensils or toothbrushes, and HSV2 is usually spread by sexual contact.

There is no cure for either of these viruses, which tend to alternate between active and dormant phases. When not active, the viruses reside in nerve cells.

Acyclovir Can Ease Symptoms

Thankfully, those infected with these viruses can shorten the duration and reduce the severity of outbreaks through the use of potent antiviral agents, such as acyclovir. Available as a generic medication, acyclovir is also the active ingredient in the brand-name antiviral medications Sitavig and Zovirax.

Acyclovir and some closely related antivirals are also effective against the herpes zoster virus, which is responsible for chicken pox and shingles. The former is most often a childhood illness, while the latter is a reactivation of the virus that usually occurs in those over 50.

Review of Latest Prices

This blog post reviews the latest prices for acyclovir at Costco, Giant Food Stores, and Stop & Shop. Costco is a nationwide chain of warehouse wholesale clubs; Giant and Stop & Shop are supermarket chains that operate in the Middle Atlantic states and northeastern United States, respectively.

The post also lists current prices for acyclovir at eDrugstore.com, a longtime online prescription drug service based in Tempe, Arizona. By ordering online from eDrugstore, customers can avail themselves of added-value services that are included in the price of the medication.

All 3 Stores Have the Same Price

If you’re shopping at any of the three conventional retailers spotlighted in this post, you’ll pay the same price — $6.50 per 400-milligram tablet — for acyclovir.

However, the drug’s price at eDrugstore — $2.09 per 400-milligram tablet — is sharply lower than those at the brick-and-mortar retailers. Add to that the convenience of ordering online, and the case for eDrugstore becomes even stronger.

Benefits of Ordering Online

Ordering online allows you to skip the bothersome trips to and from the local pharmacy to get your medication, not to mention the time you’ll probably have to wait while the prescription is filled.

If you don’t yet have a doctor’s prescription for acyclovir and find it difficult to squeeze a visit to the doctor’s office into your busy schedule, eDrugstore can help. It will gladly set up a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate.

Orders placed with eDrugstore are filled promptly, packaged discreetly, and shipped to the destination of your choice free of charge. If you require expedited delivery service, that can be arranged for a modest additional fee.

In addition to acyclovir, eDrugstore stocks the brand-name antiviral medication Valtrex and its generic equivalent, valacyclovir. To learn more, visit eDrugstore’s Sexual Health page.

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+