acyclovir


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a·cy·clo·vir

 (ā-sī′klō-vîr, -klə-)
n.
A synthetic purine nucleoside analog, C8H10N5O3, derived from guanine and used in the treatment of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and varicella-zoster virus infections.

[acyclo(guanosine) (a- + cyclo- + guanosine) + (anti)vir(al).]

acyclovir

(eɪˈsaɪkləʊˌvɪə)
n
an antiviral drug used to treat herpes. Formula: C8H11N5O3

a•cy•clo•vir

(eɪˈsaɪ kloʊˌvɪər, -klə-)

n.
a synthetic crystalline compound, C18H11N5O3, used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of herpes infections.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acyclovir - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpesacyclovir - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Translations

acyclovir

n aciclovir m
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Acyclovir is an antiviral guanosine analogue with proven efficacy against various viral agents, primarily HSV infections.
Canadian diagnostics company Diteba has developed a novel in vitro approach to qualify acyclovir cream products for biowaiver status in accordance with the recently released FDA draft guidance on acyclovir, the company said.
Nucleoside analogues such as acyclovir and penciclovir are some drugs approved for the treatment of Herpes simplex virus (3).
PR is a self-limiting disease but because of extensive rash, prolong duration, and uncertain etiology various therapeutic agent has because used for the treatment of this disorder like, bland emollients, antihistamine, oral corticosteroid in severe cases, Dapsone, acyclovir and macrolide.
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.
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.
Dab on acyclovir cream as soon as you feel this to reduce severity.
An example involved a 62-year-old patient on haemodialysis who was treated for a viral infection with the drug acyclovir.
Laboratory diagnosis was based on pleocytosis with predominant lymphocytes, low glucose and high proteins and confirmation by polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) and empirical use of acyclovir.
The objective of this study was to find out whether prednisolone and acyclovir given in combination is superior to prednisolone alone.
The known adverse dermatological effects of acyclovir, including erythema, inflammation, and phlebitis at the site of intravenous infusion, occur in [less than or equal to]16% of patients, presumably due to the alkaline nature of the solution (reconstituted acyclovir has a pH of 10-11) (1).