foscarnet sodium/phosphonoformic acid

foscarnet sodium/phosphonoformic acid

(foskär´nət sōdēəm fos´fōnōfor´mik),
n brand name: Foscavir;
drug class: antiviral;
action: antiviral activity is produced by selective inhibition at the pyrophosphate binding site on virus-specific DNA polymerases, inhibits replication of all known herpesviruses;
uses: CMV retinitis in AIDS, acyclovir-resistant herpes zoster in HIV-infected patients.