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ATC codes: J05AB01
EMLc
Indication
Herpes simplex infections ICD11 code: 1F30.Z
INN
Aciclovir
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Additional notes
The square box applies only to the listing of oral aciclovir on the EML.
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 250 mg in vial powder for injection (as sodium salt)
Oral > Liquid: 200 mg per 5 mL (EMLc)
Oral > Solid: 200 mg tablet
EML status history
First added in 1997 (TRS 882)
Changed in 2003 (TRS 920)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2021
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
valaciclovir (ATC codes: J05AB11)
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of square box listings on the EML and EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended oral valaciclovir be specified as a therapeutic alternative to oral aciclovir under the square box listing for aciclovir on the EML.