aciclovir

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aciclovir

A drug highly active against the herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores and genital herpes and against the closely similar varicella-zoster virus which causes CHICKENPOX and SHINGLES. Early treatment with the drug, taken by mouth, can greatly reduce the severity of shingles. Brand names are Zovirax and Soothelip,