After a price rise in September, as of December 2021 acyclovir prices have held at a national average of $0.76. However, prices at eDrugstore.com are competitive and include added services such as free telehealth consultations and free shipping.
The prices for acyclovir, a powerful antiviral medication, held steady at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart for months, ending in July 2021. Since then, Walmart’s prices rose by a penny a month before plateauing at a price of $0.78. CVS has dropped from $1.08 to $0.72, and Walgreens has dropped from $1.05 to $0.98.
Acyclovir, also sold under the brand names Sitavig and Zovirax, is prescribed to treat outbreaks of cold sores, genital herpes, and shingles that are caused by members of the herpes family of viruses. Cold sores are most often attributed to herpes simplex 1, while genital herpes is associated with the herpes simplex virus 2.
Herpes Zoster Causes Shingles
Shingles, which occurs most often in adults who are 50 or over, is caused by herpes zoster, which is the name attached to an adult-onset reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox in childhood.
No virus in the herpes family has a cure, which means that once you contract one of these viruses, it will remain in your body for life. The viruses do alternate between active and dormant phases, and during the latter, they take up residence in nerve cells.
How Acyclovir Works
By sharply restricting the ability of viral cells to multiply, which typically happens during an active phase, acyclovir can reduce the severity of outbreaks as well as the overall number of outbreaks.
Online Price Competitive
With a price of $2.07 for a 400 milligram tablet of acyclovir, eDrugstore.com, a longtime online prescription drug service, held a competitive price for the drug in Secure Medical’s monthly review of prescription drug prices.
Making eDrugstore an even more attractive source for the antiviral medication is its host of added-value services that are built into its prices. By ordering your acyclovir from eDrugstore, you’ll avoid the bothersome travel to and from the local drugstore and will also save any time that you might have to spend waiting for the prescription to be filled.
Complimentary Online Consultations
If you don’t yet have a doctor’s prescription for acyclovir and are finding it difficult to fit one into your busy schedule, we have a handy solution for you. We offer complimentary online consultations with licensed U.S. physicians who can authorize a prescription if appropriate.
If you do decide to place an order, eDrugstore staffers will fill it promptly, package it discreetly, and ship it off free of charge to the destination of your choice. If this is your initial order, we’ll include a complimentary pill splitter.
If the convenience and services offered by eDrugstore sound appealing to you, pay a visit to our sexual health page to learn more.
Dan is a long-time freelance writer focusing on technology, science, health, and medicine, with a lifelong interest in physics, biology, and medicine. His work has taken a particular focus on scientific studies “beyond the headlines,” reading the study to more closely examine the results.