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Aciclovir
Essential medicine status
General description
Aciclovir is an antiviral agent used for the treatment of herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections.
INN
Aciclovir
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1997 (TRS 882) for Herpes simplex infections
Added in 1997 (TRS 882) for Zoster
Added in 1997 (TRS 882) for Varicella
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Ophthalmological preparations > Anti-infective agents
  • Local > Ophthalmological > Ointment: 3% w/w
Section
Antiherpes medicines
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 250 mg in vial powder for injection (as sodium salt)
  • Oral > Liquid: 200 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 200 mg tablet