Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) GuideBrand Names

Valacyclovir

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D., BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
Pediatric Dosing Author: Alice Jenh Hsu, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Treatment of initial episode of herpes genitalis in immunocompetent adults.
  • Suppression of recurrent episodes of herpes genitalis in immunocompetent and HIV-infected adults.
  • Treatment of recurrent episodes of herpes genitalis in immunocompetent adults.
  • Treatment of herpes zoster in immunocompetent adults.
  • Treatment of herpes labialis

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Treatment of initial episode and recurrent episodes of herpes genitalis in immunocompromised pts.
  • Treatment of herpes zoster in immunocompromised pts.
  • Treatment of perianal HSV and other forms of disseminated HSV.
  • Prevention of CMV disease in solid organ transplant.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016