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Aciclovir

Also known as: Acyclovir

Description

Acyclovir is an antiviral agent with activity against herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus. Acyclovir inhibits the DNA polymerase of the virus, preventing further proliferation.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
D06BB03
Aciclovir
D Dermatologicals → D06 Antibiotics and chemotherapeutics for dermatological use → D06B Chemotherapeutics for topical use → D06BB Antivirals
J05AB01
Aciclovir
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J05 Antivirals for systemic use → J05A Direct acting antivirals → J05AB Nucleosides and nucleotides excl. reverse transcriptase inhibitors
S01AD03
Aciclovir
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01A Antiinfectives → S01AD Antivirals

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Trade names (in combination): ACTIVIR DUO XERESE ZOVIRAX DUO

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
Zovirax Eye Ointment
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
ZOVIRAX Dispersible film-coated tablets
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
Zovirax Intravenous injection
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
ZOVIRAX Cream
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK