Aciclovir - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Aciclovir is an antiviral medication designed to combat certain viruses in the Herpesviridae family, such as herpes (Herpes simplex virus, or HSV), herpes zoster, or the Epstein-Barr virus. Aciclovir is in the form of a cream or a tablet, and is commercialized in pharmacies under the names "Activir®" or "Zovirax®" along with all of their generic brands. It also exists in an injectable form which is administered by a health professional. Aciclover may cause side effects, including digestive troubles, intense fatigue, and skin problems.

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