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A nucleoside analog, C13H20N6O4, that is a prodrug of acyclovir and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections.



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Acyclovir is the least expensive drug, but valacyclovir is the most convenient therapy given its less frequent dosing.
Previous lesions were treated with 2-week course of oral valacyclovir (0.
There is no added benefit of acyclovir compared to prednisolone alone and the value of valacyclovir either alone or in combination with glucocorticoids is not known.
The patient was diagnosed as having herpes zoster by a dermatological examination and treated with valacyclovir for seven days (3 g/day oral).
The most commonly used and current gold standard initial treatment for ARN is acyclovir; other antiviral options including valacyclovir, famciclovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir, and foscarnet are also used.
clinical research centers received pritelivir or valacyclovir for 28 days, followed by a washout period, then a 28-day course of the other drug, said Anna Wald, MD, of the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and her associates.
Valacyclovir works by rapidly converting to acyclovir to activate interference of viral DNA synthesis (Vallerand et al.
This disease can be treated with one of the three FDA approved antiviral agents which are acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir.
My go-to treatment for uncomplicated zoster is 1 gram of valacyclovir three times a day for 7-10 days, and I throw in either gabapentin or pregabalin.
In the new study, scientists pitted pritelivir against the first-line herpes drug valacyclovir, marketed as Valtrex, in 91 patients.