acyclovir


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Synonyms for acyclovir

an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes

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According to the company, Acyclovir, known by the brand name Zovirax, now includes recommended usage and dosage for newborns and infants up to three months of age on its label, was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
By contrast, PCR is not recommended as a control at the end of acyclovir treatment.
A proposed mechanism of valacyclovir and acyclovir neurotoxicity is through the inhibition of DNA polymerase, secondarily affecting mitochondrial DNA synthesis and leading to cellular dysfunction and subsequent neurotoxicity [8].
IV acyclovir and antibiotics for secondary bacterial sepsis were continued.
Acyclovir is an antiviral guanosine analogue with proven efficacy against various viral agents, primarily HSV infections.
In six of eight cases in the Sbidian series in which susceptibility assays were performed, acyclovir resistance was observed.
The present study investigated the feasibility of developing mucoadhesive buccal films embedded with biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles of acyclovir with the objective of improving bioavailability.
A randomized single-blind comparative study concluded that the bee product propolis was more effective in the treatment of gential herpes than either placebo or acyclovir, a herpes drug marketed under the trade name Xouirax (5).
Group A patient were given Acyclovir dose as per the body wt.
A / ORAL AND INTRAVENOUS (IV) ACYCLOVIR each shorten the duration of pain for a first primary outbreak of herpes by about 50%; topical acyclovir shortens it by about 25% (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, small randomized controlled trials [RCTs] with some methodological flaws).
Antiviral agents frequently applied for treatment of herpesvirus infections include acyclovir and its derivatives.
If you encounter a shingles or herpes outbreak, you may be prescribed a topical ointment (acyclovir) that alleviates pain and slightly shortens disease duration.
ALBUQUERQUE -- A single buccal application of acyclovir delayed recurrence of herpes labialis by an average of 100 days, compared with placebo, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind, phase III study.
Acyclovir should continue for 14 days for skin--eye--mucous membrane disease or 21 days for CNS or disseminated infection.
Dab on acyclovir cream as soon as you feel this to reduce severity.