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 is indicated for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) and also for the treatment or suppression of genital herpes in immunocompetent individuals and for the suppression of recurrent genital herpes in HIV-infected individuals.
Valtrex(R) brand valacyclovir HCl becomes the newest treatment option for this disease to be developed and marketed by Glaxo Wellcome Inc.