- OralValaciclovirProdrug of aciclovir, with 55% bioavailability
- Mechanism of Action
- A nucleoside analogue that is incorporated into viral DNA by viral DNA polymerase, resulting in premature DNA termination.
- Effective against Herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (VZV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV).
- Adverse Effects
- Nausea / vomiting, headache.