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an ester of acyclovir, to which it is metabolized; used as the hydrochloride salt as an antiviral agent in treatment of genital herpes and herpes zoster in patients who are not immunocompromised, administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A nucleoside analog, C13H20N6O4, that is a prodrug of acyclovir and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections.
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valacyclovirValtrex® Infectious disease An antiviral used for 1st episode/recurrent genital herpes and acute herpes zoster, which may ↓ risk of CMV infection after renal transplantation. See Dofetilide, Herpes simplex.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An oral antiviral drug that is available under the trade name Valtrex. The drug blocks the replication of the varicella zoster virus.
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