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Valtrex and Valacyclovir Prices at Meijer, Hy-Vee, and Medicine Shoppe

Meijer and Hy-Vee have lower prices for Valtrex and valacyclovir than Medicine Shoppe. However, you’ll find an even better deal if you order those drugs online from

Common and contagious, herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 can cause a world of misery. Once you’ve contracted one of these viruses, it’s with you for life. HSV-1 is best known as the cause of cold sores, also known as fever blisters, while HSV-2 is primarily associated with genital herpes.

Once they’ve invaded your system, these viruses alternate between active and dormant stages. During their inactive phases, these viruses lie dormant in your nerve cells. However, during periods of stress, extreme fatigue, or immune system weakness, they can turn active, causing outbreaks that are both unsightly and uncomfortable.

There Is No Quick Fix

There is no cure for either HSV-1 or HSV-2, but taking powerful antiviral medications such as Valtrex or its generic equivalent, valacyclovir, can reduce both the number and severity of outbreaks you experience.

In this blog post, you’ll find a review of prices for both Valtrex and valacyclovir at three conventional retailers — Meijer, Hy-Vee, and Medicine Shoppe International. Meijer and Hy-Vee are supermarket chains found primarily in the Midwest, while Medicine Shoppe is a chain of franchised pharmacies scattered across most of the United States.

Online Prices Listed Too

For comparison’s sake, the post also reviews current prices for Valtrex and valacyclovir at, a longtime online prescription drug service headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Its prices may not always be the lowest, however, for these meds they are. And you’ll get a lot more for your money in terms of added-value services that are built in to eDrugstore’s prices.

Among the three brick-and-mortar retailers featured in this post, the lowest price for a 500-milligram tablet of Valtrex is $19.46, and it can be found at both Meijer and Hy-Vee. At Medicine Shoppe, the same-size dose will cost you $20.05, roughly 60 cents more.

Prices for Valacyclovir

As for valacyclovir, Meijer and Hy-Vee both charge $8.32 for a 500-milligram tablet of the generic drug, which is $1.50 lower than the $9.82 charged by Medicine Shoppe.

However, if you really want to save, you’ll order either of these drugs from eDrugstore, where the price for Valtrex is $16.04 and the price for valacyclovir is $2.96. These are lower prices than you’ll find at any of the conventional retailers featured in this blog post.

Benefits of Ordering Online

And ordering from eDrugstore can save you even more in terms of time and money. By ordering online, you’ll save yourself bothersome trips to and from the pharmacy to have your prescription filled. Don’t yet have a prescription? No need to worry, because eDrugstore can arrange a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate. That service alone can save you a good deal of time and money.

Place an online order with eDrugstore, and its staff will ensure that it’s filled promptly, packaged discreetly, and shipped to you free of charge. Should you require expedited delivery service, it’s available for an added fee.

If all this sounds appealing to you and you would like 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+