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Aciclovir

Also known as: Acyclovir

Brand names: ACICLOBENE ACICLOSTAD ACTIVIR ACTIVIR DUO (in combination) ALVOLES AVORAX BEARAX CYCLOVAX DRAVYR HERPERAX LOVIR MEDOVIR SITAVIG SYNTOVIR VACRAX VERPIR VILERM VIRAX VIREST VIRLESS VIROMED VIROX VIRUCID XERESE (in combination) XOROX ZORAL ZORAX ZORAXIN ZOVIRAX

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

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