Zovirax Prices, Coupons and Patient Assistance Programs
Zovirax (acyclovir) is a member of the purine nucleosides drug class and is commonly used for Cold Sores, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Simplex – Congenital, and others.
This Zovirax price guide is based on using most U.S. pharmacies. The cost for Zovirax oral suspension (200 mg/5 mL) is around $521 for a supply of 473 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.
What is Zovirax?
Zovirax (acyclovir) is an antiviral drug. Acyclovir slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body.
Zovirax is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, such as genital herpes, cold sores, shingles, and chickenpox.
Zovirax will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the symptoms of the infection.
Uses of Zovirax:
It is used to treat herpes infections.
It is used to treat shingles.
It is used to treat chickenpox.
It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Zovirax?
If you have an allergy to acyclovir, valacyclovir, or any other part of Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets).
If you are allergic to Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets); any part of Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Zovirax?
For all uses of Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets):
Tell all of your health care providers that you take Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids every day unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
If you are 65 or older, use Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets) with care. You could have more side effects.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
For herpes infection:
This medicine is not a cure for herpes infections. Talk with the doctor.
If you have genital herpes, Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets) will not stop it from spreading. Do not have any kind of sex when you have sores or other signs of genital herpes. Genital herpes can also be spread if you do not have any signs. Do not have any kind of sex without using a latex or polyurethane condom. Talk with your doctor.
How is this medicine (Zovirax) best taken?
Use Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
If you are taking Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets) to treat cold sores, chickenpox, shingles, or genital herpes, start Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets) as soon as you can after your signs start. This medicine may not help if you start taking it too late.
Keep taking Zovirax (acyclovir capsules and tablets) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.