aciclovir tablets (for herpes simplex virus/cold sores)

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aciclovir tablets (for herpes simplex virus/cold sores)

Post by MDMK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:56 pm

does anyone know if I can buy Aciclovir tablets in Hua Hin, and of so what the rough price of them is?

If there is a local generic version of the same drug please let me know too.

i think one of the brand names they are sold under is LOVIR

Cost a small fortune here in Europe so would like to stock up on them

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Post by europtimiste » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:01 pm

Best information in a pharmacy.

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Post by MDMK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:08 pm

Gee thanks for that europt, I would never have worked by going into a pharmacy and actually asking if they sold a product would have got me an answer.

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Post by musungu » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:09 pm

You can certainly get the Acyclovir Cream here under the name Vilerm, which is manufactured by Siam Pharmaceutical Co Ltd which costs very .little baht
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Post by MDMK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:25 pm

Thanks Musungu, but the aciclovir cream doesn't work for me anymore. It did work great 20+yrs ago when I first used it. But maybe my body grew immune to it (or something like that). Thanks anyway, much appreciated!!

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Post by Homer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:58 am

At Fascino pharmacy, it's called Falerm. 200 and 400mg tablets. Price? Arrgh, it's been a few years since a friend visiting from the US needed it. I think it's around 250b for a box of 25 200mg tabs at their Market Village store. I do remember a box of 25 cost about the same as a strip of 5 at the other 2 pharmacies.

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Post by RCer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:10 pm

Vilerm tablets is 800mg Acylovir. I don't remember cost.

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Post by MDMK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:28 pm

Homer wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:58 am
At Fascino pharmacy, it's called Falerm. 200 and 400mg tablets. Price? Arrgh, it's been a few years since a friend visiting from the US needed it. I think it's around 250b for a box of 25 200mg tabs at their Market Village store. I do remember a box of 25 cost about the same as a strip of 5 at the other 2 pharmacies.
Thank you very very much !! I'll be sure to stock up at Fascino. (fraction of the price I'd pay here)

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Post by MDMK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:29 pm

RCer wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Vilerm tablets is 800mg Acylovir. I don't remember cost.
Thank you too. Much appreciated !

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Post by oakdale160 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:19 am

Many people have outbreaks of oral or genital herpes when they are under stress. I had a female colleague who had to prepare and present a financial update to the board every quarter. Each time she had an outbreak 2 or 3 days before her presentation. Her Dr told her to start taking Acyclovir about a week before the presentation--- good advice--No outbreaks.

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Post by StevePIraq » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:53 am

Another good option is Zovirox cream, if applied at the first tingle it is gone same day. Sold at most pharmacies
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Post by MDMK » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:14 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:19 am
Her Dr told her to start taking Acyclovir about a week before the presentation--- good advice--No outbreaks.
Yep, works the same for me.... strong sunshine (as well as stress or being really rundown/tired) triggers cold sores in me. Used to always get a cold sore on holiday in Asia, half due to the sun, half due to being jet lagged and tired. Now I take aciclovir for 5 days before I fly and haven't had a (holiday) outbreak since.

The problem here is (Holland) the whole country has the same basic cover with medical insurance. We get (most) prescription medicines free. Aciclovir is free here for me, BUT (and this is what makes me spit nails) ...it's like trying to get blood out of a stone to get my doctor to prescribe it. Insurance companies put pressure on the doctors to keep costs down, they treat cold sore herpes as something cosmetic and not as something medical. So getting it prescribed is getting tougher by the year. I'd rather just buy it in Thailand than have to argue with my doctor. I could buy it here outwith my insurance, but it would cost me 35 euros (1400baht) for 25 tablets, versus (hopefully) +-250baht in Fascino pharmacy.

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Post by MDMK » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:17 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:53 am
Another good option is Zovirox cream, if applied at the first tingle it is gone same day. Sold at most pharmacies
Zovirax used to work for me, it just doesn't anymore. Vectavir/Zovirax/Aciclovir creams... used to swear by all of them, but it's like my body has become (grown?) immune to them.

But thanks anyway. If I hadn't tried it I certainly would have.

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Post by Tonyandson » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 pm

I can buy 10 tables cost 160 THB (800mg,Acyclovir)

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