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Herpes Local Anaesthetic Gel

This anaesthetic gel helps to reduce the pain and discomfort caused by an outbreak of herpes. If you have been previously diagnosed with genital herpes you can use our confidential online service to order treatment without having to speak to a doctor face to face.

Instillagel (lidocaine hydrochloride 5%) | from £24.99 per tube

Instillagel Herpes Local Anaesthetic Gel

Key Features
  • Reduces pain and irritation
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Can be used alongside other herpes treatment
This gel is a good choice to ease the pain caused by herpes.
Dr Sameer Sanghvi

Key Information

The medicine

Instillagel, a local anaesthetic gel. Contains lidocaine hydrochloride 5%.


Works well to ease pain and irritation. Does not affect the duration or severity of an outbreak.

This medication is for genital herpes ONLY.
Who can use this service?

Use this confidential service if you have previously been diagnosed with genital herpes and want to purchase treatment from a trusted source without having to see a doctor face to face. The anaesthetic gel available from this service lessens the pain and irritation of a herpes outbreak.


This medicine is not currently licensed for the treatment of herpes in the UK. However, this doesn't mean that it is unsafe as it has been widely used for this purpose.

Alternative Treatments

You may benefit from using Aciclovir oral antiviral tablets in combination with Instillagel.

If you have six or more genital herpes outbreaks a year, your doctor may also recommend herpes suppression therapy, available from this website.

Alternative medicines used for controlling herpes inlude Famciclovir and Valciclovir but these are not available through this service.

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