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PURPOSE OF MEDICATION ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Medication Student name: Medication: acyclovir (Zovirax) Category Class: Purine analogues (antivirals) Expected Pharmacological Action Interferes with viral DNA synthesis. (Inhibition of viral replication, decreased viral shedding, and reduced time for healing of lesions) Therapeutic Use PO: Recurrent genital herpes infections. Localized cutaneous herpes zoster infections (shingles) and chickenpox (varicella). Buccal: Recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in nonimmunosuppressed patients. IV: Severe initial episodes of genital herpes in nonimmunosuppressed patients. Mucosal or cutaneous herpes simplex infections or herpes zoster infections (shingles) in immunosuppressed patients. Herpes simplex encephalitis. Topical: Cream—Recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores). Ointment—Treatment of limited non–life-threatening herpes simplex infections in immunocompromised patients (systemic treatment is preferred).
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  • Winter '18
  • herpes, Herpes simplex, genital herpes infections, Herpes Simplex Infections

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