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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In any case, HSV has to be considered as a priority for an empiric treatment, before diagnosis confirmation, as any delay would impair the chance of recovery, and as a safe specific treatment (acyclovir) is available.
Valacyclovir is a prodrug metabolized to acyclovir in the liver, 90 percent of which is subsequently excreted in the urine [2].
The patient was initiated on intravenous (IV) acyclovir, micafungin, vancomycin, aztreonam, and stress dose steroids for presumed disseminated herpes simplex with possible secondary bacterial infection and sepsis.
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.
Acyclovir (400 mg po bid) was maintained for chronic suppressive therapy; however, three months later he had another recurrence.
Acyclovir is a potent, selective inhibitor of herpes viruses and is most widely used to treat recurrent cold sores on the lips and face, genital herpes, shingles and chicken pox (10).
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.