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.

Medicine classification

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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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Other medications with this active ingredient in combination: ACTIVIR DUO XERESE ZOVIDUO ZOVIRAX DUO

Product monographs

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MPI, EU: SmPC
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MPI, EU: SmPC
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2D Molecule Structure

2D representation of molecule

Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII)

X4HES1O11F - ACYCLOVIR

CAS Registry Number

59277-89-3 - aciclovir

SNOMED-CT

372729009 - Aciclovir (substance)