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The Duo

Double strength cold sore protection

The only prescription Cold Sore treatment stronger than oral Acyclovir is oral Acyclovir combined with Acyclovir cream. Easily manage your prescription online and get meds delivered free to your home with wisp.

Valacyclovir (Valtrex) or Acyclovir, and Acyclovir cream are compounded personally for you by our pharmacy, and used to treat and prevent both oral and genital herpes outbreaks

Overview

Double your defense against Cold Sore outbreaks with prescription antivirals that reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. Oral herpes—a.k.a. Cold Sores—caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus, are blisters that form around the mouth. Outbreaks sometimes consist of just one Cold Sore, but often produce a cluster of painful ulcers. Experiencing several herpes outbreaks a year or more typically depends on the total number of previous outbreaks, as well as how quickly an antiviral (Valacyclovir or Acyclovir) is administered.

Read more about Cold Sores


Cold Sore Symptoms:
  • Painful blisters on the mouth, lips, nose or throat
  • Fever and body aches (similar to flu-symptoms)
  • Mouth and throat pain
  • Blisters eventually pop and scab over in begin healing
  • Cold sore symptoms last about 12 days
  • Swelling in the neck

Valacyclovir and Acyclovir are available based on patient preference and medical need.

Valacyclovir (and Acyclovir)/Cold sores - Details

  • Because outbreaks vary in frequency and severity, it's important to get a personalized Episodic or Suppressive treatment plan.

  • Valacyclovir (500mg or 1000mg) or Acyclovir (400mg or 800mg), carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, povidone, titanium dioxide

Acyclovir Cream/Cold sores - details

  • 8 milliliters

  • Duration of outbreak

  • Apply to affected area up to 6 times daily. Apply at the earliest signs of an outbreak.

  • Acyclovir (10%), white petrolatum.

How much Acyclovir Cream should I use?

Our cream is stronger than most Acyclovir creams. Only use a small amount at a time. The bottle should last for 1 full outbreak.

Why is Acyclovir Cream only for delivery?

Our Acyclovir Cream is compounded in our specialty pharmacy and is not available at local pharmacies. Once your order is processed, your package will leave our pharmacy within 24 hours and arrive at your doorstep in 3-5 days.

What should I take to get rid of a herpes outbreak fast?

Taking an oral antiviral (Valacyclovir or Acyclovir) will stop an outbreak in the early stages. Using a home remedy for cold sores may not be as effective for early cold sore treatment as prescription herpes medication. Using Acyclovir Cream at the first signs of symptoms will greatly decrease outbreak healing time. However, sometimes the best cold sore medicine is to change the frequency and dosage of your antiviral prescription, i.e. taking a daily suppressive dose, instead of only when symptoms start, to prevent herpes outbreaks altogether.

Is there a daily medication I can just take that prevents outbreaks?

Yes! You can take oral antiviral medication two ways: 1) Just when you feel an outbreak coming (episodic), which is a 5-day treatment that speeds up recovery and reduces the severity and length of the outbreak but does not reduce your risk of getting an outbreak nor spreading the virus to your partners, or 2) Everyday (suppressive), which can reduce your risk of an outbreak by at least 70-80%, and reduce your risk of spreading the virus to sexual partners down to 1% of the time.

How (quickly) do these pills work?

Valacyclovir (aka Valtrex) & Acyclovir (aka Zovirax and Sitavig) are the most effective drugs on the market today for treating cold sores.

Both medications are considered equally effective for preventing outbreaks & the spread of Herpes Simplex 1 & 2 to sexual partners. The most important thing for preventing an outbreak is beginning treatment within 48 hours of feeling the first symptoms in the area you're treating (itchiness, tingling, burning, pain). The quicker you take valacyclovir or acyclovir, the less likely (if at all) you are to experience an outbreak.

Do you require a herpes test for treatment?

No, our doctors will be able view your information and discuss your symptoms with you. Herpes testing is an antibody test and many patients experiencing first outbreaks will not test positive. Most physician (in-person and through telemedicine) do not require a positive test for treatment.

Do you accept insurance?

Wisp does not currently accept insurance for consultation or prescription costs. Our services are priced based on the cost of subscription and one-time purchase amount, and vary based on the needs of each patient. The medication cost is included in our prices when shipped from our pharmacy. Wisp Care access, included with subscription, is priced to provide access for anyone who needs access to a doctor regardless of insurance. If you have insurance, depending on your plan, it may be possible to bill insurance specifically for your meds if you choose same day pick up at the pharmacy.

Can I pay for wisp with FSA & HSA?

Yes! At checkout you will be able to enter a Credit Card or your FSA/HSA card.

How do I know wisp is legitimate?

You can check our LegitScript certification at the bottom of our site (a 3rd party accreditation service that Google uses and requires in order to advertise prescription drugs). All of our physicians and partner pharmacies are U.S. licensed & Board Certified (they can only dispense medication from certified manufacturers). Plus, we store all of your data in a HIPAA compliant manner, and ensure that our payment processing is PCI compliant.

Cold sores are common. But outbreaks are easily decreased in intensity and duration with antiviral medication. We prescribe FDA approved meds based on the frequency and severity of symptoms.

—Dr Mary Clifton

How it Works

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1. Choose Your Meds

Decide what's right for you and complete a quick (private) medical form. Select a one-time or recurring-subscription plan.

2. Our Doctors Review

Within 24 hours, a U.S. licensed physician will follow up by phone or secure chat and write a prescription (when safe and appropriate)

3. Free Delivery | Same day Pickup

Meds ship FREE to your home in discreet packaging, or you can pick them up same-day at a local pharmacy.

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