Cold sores treatment

Be prepared to take action at the first symptom. If you are currently experiencing an outbreak, hear back from a doctor or nurse practitioner within 24 hours and, if approved, get free 2-day shipping. Get peace of mind and the treatment you need without the uncomfortable trips to the pharmacy.

Get your first month of treatment free on a quarterly plan, if approved.

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Treatment overview

Free 2-day shipping

Prescription medication

Ongoing care + free follow ups

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What are cold sores?

Oral herpes (also known as cold sores) are painful sores on or around the lips caused by HSV-1 (and rarely HSV-2).

Can it be treated?

Yes. We’ll give you accurate information, personalized treatment with scientifically-proven medication, and ongoing care to help you treat outbreaks.


Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex)

did you know

48% of Americans ages 14–49 have oral herpes.

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Treatments for cold sores

In order to receive treatment for oral herpes (cold sores) through Roman, you need to have already received an in-person diagnosis from a doctor. If treatment is appropriate for you, we’ll ship your medication in discreet, unmarked packaging.

Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex)

Our physician in residence, Dr. Michael Reitano, was the lead author on a landmark study on valacyclovir, one of the leading prescription medications used to treat oral herpes (cold sores).

Transparent manufacturing

Valacyclovir manufactured by Camber, Cadista, and Cipla in India.

Valacyclovir (CS)


Generic Valtrex

Get treated Important safety information

Valacyclovir isn’t safe for some people and others may need a lower than normal dose to use valacyclovir safely. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or if your immune system isn’t normal because of a bone marrow or kidney transplant or HIV. Common side effects of valacyclovir include headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. There is no cure for herpes, and even with treatment it may be possible to spread herpes.

What to expect

Valacyclovir will get to work as soon as the medication is in your system, but the time it takes to see noticeable results varies from person to person.

Treatment updates

If you still don’t see results, your doctor or nurse practitioner may be able to recommend a different treatment plan.

Help with side effects

If you experience side effects, message your doctor or nurse practitioner and they’ll help determine if a different medication or dose is better for you.

Let’s take care of it

Cold sores can be more than just annoying. They can be disruptive to your life and a risk to your partner’s health. You can take control of outbreaks with the right information, treatment plan, and scientifically-proven medication. We’re here to help.

1. Online visit

Report your symptoms and medical history to a U.S.-licensed physician or nurse practitioner for evaluation.

2. Free deliveries

Your treatment will be sent in discreet packaging, always with free 2-day shipping.

3. Ongoing care

Send your doctor or nurse practitioner a message any time to discuss updating your treatment, solving for side effects, or any other questions or concerns.


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