penciclovir

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penciclovir

 [pen-si´klo-vir]
a compound that inhibits viral DNA synthesis in herpesviruses 1 and 2, used in the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis; applied topically.

penciclovir

/pen·ci·clo·vir/ (-si´klo-vir) a compound that inhibits viral DNA synthesis in herpesviruses 1 and 2, used in the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis.

penciclovir

[pen-si′klo-vir]
a compound that inhibits viral DNA synthesis in herpesviruses 1 and 2, used in the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis. It is applied topically.

penciclovir

Infectious disease An antiviral cream used for oral herpes. See Acyclovir, Herpes.

penciclovir

A NUCLEOSIDE ANALOGUE drug used to treat cold sores (herpes simplex infection) of the lips. A brand name is Vectavir.
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The 2000 second quarter selling, general and administrative expenses reflect higher costs associated with a modest expansion of our dental pharmaceutical sales force and ongoing marketing and promotional expenses for Periostat, Vioxx and Denavir.
Currently, the company's dental sales force is also marketing Vioxx and Denavir.
Valtrex, Acyclovir, Zovirax, Aldara, Denavir, and Famvir
Patients should read the package directions before using Denavir.
Under the agreement, all Famvir and Denavir sales will now pass to Novartis.
Famvir and Denavir will further strengthen our franchise in the primary care market," said Paulo Costa, CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Denavir is a topical cream containing penciclovir that is indicated for the treatment of recurrent cold sores on the lips and face of otherwise healthy adults.
Like Famvir, Denavir is active against HSV-1 and HSV-2.