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    Generic for Valtrex
    70 tablets $18.6 USD
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Do you need a prescription for valacyclovir?

Yes, valacyclovir is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is valacyclovir without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase valacyclovir, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for valacyclovir in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a valacyclovir savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your valacyclovir with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a valacyclovir coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide valacyclovir coupons or FREE valacyclovir samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for valacyclovir in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much valacyclovir?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using valacyclovir. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much valacyclovir. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic valacyclovir?

Generic valacyclovir refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of valacyclovir

Valacyclovir is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various viral infections, including herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections.

Active ingredient of valacyclovir

The active ingredient of valacyclovir is valacyclovir hydrochloride.

US brand name of valacyclovir and manufacturer

Valacyclovir is available in the US under the brand name Valtrex. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

UK brand name of valacyclovir and manufacturer

In the UK, valacyclovir is available under the brand name valaciclovir. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for valacyclovir

A prescription (Rx) is required for valacyclovir in both the US and the UK.

Availability of valacyclovir in the UK with NHS prescription

Valacyclovir is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by valacyclovir

Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug primarily used for the treatment of viral infections caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV), including genital herpes, cold sores (herpes labialis), and shingles (herpes zoster). Valacyclovir is also used for the treatment of chickenpox and cold sores in children.

How does valacyclovir work?

Valacyclovir works by interfering with the replication of the viral DNA, preventing the virus from multiplying and spreading in the body. It is classified as an antiviral medication.

Forms of valacyclovir available

Valacyclovir is available in the form of film-coated oral tablets.

Dosage of valacyclovir

The dosage of valacyclovir may vary depending on the specific infection being treated, the severity of the infection, and the individual’s response to the medication. It is important to follow the drug information and medical advice provided by a healthcare professional.

Directions for valacyclovir use

Valacyclovir should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take valacyclovir consistently and continue the prescribed treatment course.

Warnings and precautions for valacyclovir

  • Valacyclovir may cause certain side effects, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about any concerning symptoms
  • It may interact with certain medications, including drugs that affect kidney function. Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Tell your doctor if you have a weakened immune system such as HIV, bone marrow transplant, or kidney transplant before starting treatment

Use of valacyclovir during pregnancy

The use of valacyclovir during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The medication may be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Use of valacyclovir while breastfeeding

Valacyclovir may pass into breast milk, but the amount is usually low. It is recommended to consult a healthcare provider before using valacyclovir while breastfeeding.

Side effects of valacyclovir

Common side effects of valacyclovir may include headache, nausea, stomach pain and abdominal pain. Serious side effects such a kidney problems are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider. Get medical help right away if you have a serious side effect such as an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, worsening shortness of breath, sore throat, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, skin rash, blisters, and serious skin reactions.

Interactions with other drugs

Valacyclovir may interact with other medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medications, salt substitutes, herbal products, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse effects and drug interactions.

Similar drugs to valacyclovir

Other antiviral medications used for the treatment of viral infections include acyclovir and famciclovir.


Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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