Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Aciclovir

Synonym(s): Zovirax

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Acyclovir.

Class of drug

  • Pyrimidine analogue.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-Amino-1,9-dihydro-9-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl]-6H-purin-6-one.

Molecular formula

  • C8H11N5O3.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of ocular herpes viral infections Cornea: herpesvirus keratitis.
    Only effective if used at the start of infections.
  • It is less effective than triflurothymidine.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. 

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