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Valaciclovir

 
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    Oral
    Valaciclovir
    Prodrug 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.
    • Microbiology
    • Effective against Herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (VZV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV).

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Adverse Effects
    • Nausea / vomiting, headache.
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