Aciclovir

Also known as: Acyclovir

Active ingredient 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

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

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

Aciclovir is the active ingredient of these drugs:

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Hong Kong Singapore

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Brazil

Poland

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Netherlands

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Australia New Zealand Singapore

South Africa

Cyprus Hong Kong Singapore

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Ireland

United Kingdom

New Zealand

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Lithuania

Austria

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Cyprus

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Australia Germany Hong Kong New Zealand Poland

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Austria Cyprus Finland Germany Poland

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Hong Kong Singapore

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Austria Brazil Canada Cyprus France

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Brazil

Aciclovir is also found within below combination drugs:

ACTIVIR DUO , XERESE , ZOVIDUO , ZOVIRAX DUO

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Structured Product Labeling (SPL/PLR)
US
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

X4HES1O11F - ACYCLOVIR

CAS registry number

59277-89-3 - aciclovir

SNOMED-CT

372729009 - Aciclovir (substance)