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Zovirax is an antiviral drug effective against herpes viruses. Zovirax Ointment 5% is a formulation for topical administration. Each gram of Zovirax Ointment 5% contains 50 mg of acyclovir in a polyethylene glycol (PEG) base.

The chemical name of acyclovir is 2-amino-1,9-dihydro-9-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl] guanine.

Acyclovir is a white, crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 225 daltons, and a maximum solubility in water of 1.3 mg/ml.


CATEGORIES: Chickenpox; Herpes Simplex; Herpes; Herpes Genitalis; Herpes Simplex; Herpes Simplex Encephalitis; Herpes Zoster; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Varicella; Varicella Zoster; Pregnancy Category C; Pregnancy Category B; FDA Approved 1982 Mar; Patent Expiration 1997 Apr; Top 200 Drugs FDA Drug Class: Antifungals; Antivirals; Dermatologics

BRAND NAMES: Acic Creme; Acicloftal; Aciclor; Aciclosina; Aclovir; Acyclo-V; Acyvir; Azovir; Cicloferon; Cicloviral; Clinovir; Clovix; Cusiviral; Cyclivex; Cyclovir; Deherp; Eduvir; Herpefug; Herpex; Herpoviric Rp Creme; Hexidol; Inmerax; Lisovyr; Maynor; Norum; Oppvir; Poviral; Quavir; Supraviran Creme; Vacrovir; Vicorax; Virogon; Virex; Virless; Zevin; Zoter; Zovir; Zovirax; Zyclir

COST OF THERAPY: $128.32 (Herpes Zoster; Tablet; 800 mg; 5/day; 7 days)

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