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  • Acyclovir
    7 Drugs classified under this active ingredient

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    Acivir Cream
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    Acivir Cream

    DNA Polymerase Inhibitor. Acyclovir 5% w/w.
    CREAM: 5 g. Apply small amt. cream to
    affect. lip 5 x dly for 5 days.
    Herpes of lips.

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    Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor. Acyclovir 200 mg, 400 mg.
    TABS: 2, 10, 20, 25, 30, 60, 70, 100.
    Herpes simplex: 200 mg (1 tab) every 4
    hrs (5 x dly). Herpes zoster (shingles):
    Single dose of 800 mg (2 x 400 mg
    tabs) every 4 hrs (5 x dly). Start tmt. as
    soon as possible aft. onset of rash
    (within 72 hrs. from onset of itch.;
    chickenpox: within 24 hrs.) Child:
    Herpes simplex: 2 yrs and over: Adult
    dose. Under 2 yrs: 1/2 adult dose. See
    Tmt. and proph. of infects. caused by
    herpes simplex and varicella zoster virus.
    To be considered for tmt. of chicken pox
    in certain groups at increased risk of
    severe varicella or its complicat. See lit.

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    Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor. Acyclovir 250 mg.
    VIALS (pwdr. for sol. for IV inject): 5 x 10
    ml. See lit.
    Tmt. herpes simplex infects., severe initial
    genital herpes in non-immune comp.
    pts., prophylax. herpes simplex infects. in
    immune-comp. pts. Tmt. varicella zoster
    infects., herpes simplex encephalit.,
    herpes simplex infects. in neonate/infant
    up to 3 mths old.

    Zovirax IV
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    Zovirax IV

    Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor. Acyclovir 250 mg/vial.
    VIALS: 5 x 250 mg. 5 mg/kg bdy. wt. by
    slow I.V. infus. every 8 hrs.
    Severe infects., eg. initial genital herpes
    and herpes encephalit.

    Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment
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    Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment

    DNA Polymerase Inhibitor. Acyclovir 3% w/w.
    EYE OINT: 4.5 g x 3%. Apply 1 cm ribbon
    of oint. inside lower conjunct. sac 5 x
    dly. at approx. 4 hrly. intervals. Cont.
    tmt. for at least 3 days aft. healed.
    Herpes simplex, keratit.