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Valtrex and Valacyclovir Prices at Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Fred’s

Valtrex and valacyclovir are powerful antiviral agents that can reduce the severity of outbreaks of cold sores, genital herpes, and shingles. Here’s an update on the latest prices for those medications.

Troubled by periodic outbreaks of cold sores, fever blisters, or genital herpes? These are caused by the herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 and have no cure. The pesky viruses can lay dormant for months or even years in nerve cells but may become active when you’re fatigued, ill, under stress, or when immune function is temporarily suppressed.

While there is no cure to permanently flush these viruses from your body, you can reduce the number and severity of outbreaks by taking antiviral agents such as Valtrex and its generic equivalent, valacyclovir.

Also Effective Against Shingles

These medications are also effective against shingles, a painful, rash-like reactivation of the chickenpox virus — varicella-zoster or herpes zoster — that occurs most often in people over 50.

This blog post reviews the latest prices for Valtrex and valacyclovir at three major retailers — Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Fred’s. Publix and Winn-Dixie operate supermarkets throughout the southeastern United States, while Fred’s is a chain of general merchandise discount stores and pharmacies.

Online Prices Also Listed

For the benefit of those who’d prefer to order these drugs online, the post also covers the latest prices for the drugs at, a longtime online prescription drug service based in Tempe, Arizona. Because eDrugstore’s prices cover not just the medication itself but also a number of added-value services and convenience, you might find that you can save both time and money by availing yourself of its services.

Among the three brick-and-mortar retailers, Publix offers the lowest price for Valtrex at $13.79 for a 500-milligram tablet. The prices at Winn-Dixie and Fred’s are identical at $19.46 for a 500-milligram tablet.

When it comes to valacyclovir, Publix once again offers the lowest price at $1.89 for a 500-milligram tablet. For the same-sized dose, Fred’s charges $8.32, and Winn-Dixie charges $8.82, according to the Secure Medical price review.

Prices at eDrugstore

If you’d prefer to order your drugs online, you’ll pay $16.04 for a 500-milligram tablet of Valtrex at That’s higher than the price at Publix but lower than those at Winn-Dixie and Fred’s.

The price for valacyclovir at eDrugstore is $2.96 for a 500-milligram tablet, again higher than Publix but considerably lower than the prices at Winn-Dixie and Fred’s.

Bear in mind that ordering from eDrugstore also provides significant savings in time as well as money. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of travel to and from the drugstore to pick up your medication.

Complimentary Consultations

Don’t have a prescription for Valtrex or valacyclovir? No problem, because eDrugstore can arrange a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate.

If you do decide to place an order with eDrugstore, it will be filled expeditiously, packaged discreetly, and sent free of charge to your home, workplace, or other destination of your choice. As an added bonus, eDrugstore encloses a free pill splitter with all first orders that you can use for your other medications. If all this appeals to you and you’d 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+