Aciclovir - Definition

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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.