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ATC codes: J05AB01
EMLc
Indication
Varicella ICD11 code: 1F20.Z
INN
Aciclovir
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core The square box does not apply to the listing of aciclovir on the EMLc
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)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
valaciclovir (ATC codes: J05AB11)
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Aciclovir was noted to be licensed as the injection for use in children for varicella zoster infection. The Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of the injection and tablet forms of aciclovir on the EMLc and added the oral liquid form (200 mg/5 ml) to the list.