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Brand Name(s): Zovirax; Avirax
CAS nº: 59277-89-3
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About Aciclovir

This new site is dedicated exclusively to aciclovir, also written as acyclovir.

It offers you the most extensive product information and up-to-date resources regarding this medication, including related news articles, medical studies, an image library and all the necessary information on dosage and side effects.

Whether you are an average consumer or a pharma industry professional, you can now find out everything you need to know about aciclovir, as well as take part in our open discussion forum by sharing your own knowledge and experiences with people who are using this medication.

This unique site also provides you with inside industry news on which companies or organizations are playing an important part in its research, development, production and promotion. It is your one-stop site for a total aciclovir experience! 

Why is this medication prescribed?

Aciclovir (INN) or acyclovir (USAN, former BAN) is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used most commonly to treat outbreaks of herpes simplex on the skin (mouth, lips, genitals, anus), outbreaks of shingles (herpes zoster), and chickenpox. Additionally, it may also be used to help prevent outbreaks of herpes and shingles in patients who suffer from frequent outbreaks.

The viruses that cause these infections are similar, and they live in the body quietly until an outbreak is triggered. Aciclovir is not a cure for the infections, but treatment of an outbreak can speed up healing of the sores, decrease pain, and lower the risk of complications from the virus (e.g. whole body infection, brain infection, persistent pain after sore healing).

Aciclovir is one of the most commonly-used antiviral drugs, which is marketed under the trade name Zovirax® by GlaxoSmithKline.

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