valacyclovir


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valacyclovir

 [val″a-si´klo-vir]
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.

valacyclovir

/val·a·cy·clo·vir/ (val″a-si´klo-vir) an ester of acyclovir, to which it is metabolized; used as the hydrochloride salt as an antiviral agent in the treatment of genital herpes and herpes zoster in immunocompetent adults.

valacyclovir

(văl′ə-sī′klō-vîr′)
n.
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.

valacyclovir

[val′a-si′klo-vir]
an ester of acyclovir, to which it is metabolized. The hydrochloride salt is used as an antiviral agent in treatment of genital herpes and herpes zoster in patients who are not immunocompromised. It is administered orally.

valacyclovir

Valtrex® 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.

Valacyclovir

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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