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Zovirax

A guanosine analog antiviral drug that acts as an antimetabolite. Zovirax is used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, varicella zoster (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles). Zovirax has also been investigated for the treatment of herpes labialis applied using an iontophoretic device. Currently approved drugs for the treatment of herpes labialis (cold sores) exhibit low levels of efficacy due to the limited ability of the drugs to penetrate the skin to the site where the herpes virus is replicating. Iontophoresis uses electric current to enhance the delivery of drugs through the skin.

Zovirax (INN) or acyclovir (USAN, former BAN) is a synthetic deoxyguanosine analog and it is the prototype antiviral agent that is activated by viral thymidine kinase. The selective activity of zovirax is due to its affinity for the thymidine kinase enzyme encoded by HSV and VZV. EC50 value of acyclovir against clinical herpes virus isolates was 1.3 μM (range: < 0.56 to 3.3 μM).

Zovirax may cause nephrotoxicity (crystallization of zovirax within renal tubules, elevation of serum creatinine, transient), and neurotoxicity (coma, hallucinations, lethargy, seizures, tremors). Nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity usually resolve after cessation of zovirax therapy. However, there is no well-defined relationship between zovirax concentrations in the blood and these adverse effects.

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Drug: Zovirax
Strength: 400 Mg
Pill Imprint: ZOVIRAX Logo
Color: White
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Drug: Zovirax
Strength: 800 Mg
Pill Imprint: ZOVIRAX 800
Color: Purple
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Drug: Zovirax
Strength: 200 Mg
Pill Imprint: Wellcome ZOVIRAX 200
Color: Blue
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Drug: Zovirax
Strength: 800 Mg
Pill Imprint: ZOVIRAX 800
Color: Purple
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Drug: Zovirax
Strength: 200 Mg
Pill Imprint: Wellcome ZOVIRAX 200
Color: Blue
Shape: Capsule-shape

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