valacyclovir HCl

valacyclovir HCl (val´āsī´klōvir),

n brand names: Valtrex, Zeilirex;
class: antiviral;
action: converted to acyclovir, which interferes with DNA synthesis required for viral replication;
uses: herpes zoster in immunocompetent patients.
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Valacyclovir HCl (Valtrex): an acyclovir prodrug with improved pharmacokinetics and better efficacy for treatment of zoster.
Teva's recent generic introductions include diazepam rectal gel (Diastat AcuDial), once weekly fluoxetine delayed-release capsules USP (Prozac weekly), clonidine transdermal system USP (Catapres-TTS), venlafaxine HC1 ER capsules (Effexor XR), Gianvi drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol tablets (Yaz), valacyclovir HCl tablets (Valtrex), tamsulosin HCl capsules (Flomax), losartan potassium tablets USP (Cozaar), and losartan potassium and HCTZ tablets (Hyzaar).