Zovirax

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Noun1.Zovirax - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpesZovirax - 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
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markets for acyclovir sodium injection, an antiviral drug used to treat chicken pox, herpes and other related infections; diltiazem hydrochloride injection, a calcium channel blocker and antihypertensive used to treat hypertension, angina and arrhythmias; famotidine injection, a treatment for ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease; prochlorperazine edisylate injection, an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and nausea; and valproate sodium injection, a treatment for epilepsy, seizures, bipolar disorder, anxiety and migraine headaches.
Intravenous injection of acyclovir sodium produces phlebitis at the injection site, which is one of the most frequent adverse reactions reported.
Faulding's startup injectable and device businesses, acquired in early 1996, continued to develop their respective injectable drug and medical device product lines, including the commercial launch of acyclovir injection, the generic version of Zovirax(R) brand of acyclovir sodium sterile powder, following expiration of the brand product's patent on April 23, 1997, and the shipment of the first commercial quantities of the company's Safe-Connect(TM) Valve, a needle-less intravenous connector that is intended to reduce the incidence of needle-stick injuries in conjunction with the administration of intravenous medications.