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Acyclovir

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D. BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D., Alice Jenh Hsu, Pharm.D.
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  • Initial episode of herpes genitalis (immunocompromised pts)
  • Herpes simplex encephalitis (immunocompetent pts)
  • Herpes zoster
  • Treatment of varicella in immunocompetent pts when started within 24 hrs of onset of typical chickenpox rash (American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend its use for treatment of uncomplicated chickenpox in healthy children)

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Last updated: December 6, 2017

Citation

Dzintars, Kathryn, et al. "Acyclovir." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540007/all/Acyclovir.
Dzintars K, Pham PA, Hsu AJ. Acyclovir. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540007/all/Acyclovir. Accessed May 25, 2019.
Dzintars, K., Pham, P. A., & Hsu, A. J. (2017). Acyclovir. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540007/all/Acyclovir
Dzintars K, Pham PA, Hsu AJ. Acyclovir [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540007/all/Acyclovir.
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