Acyclovir.rtf - Valencia College Generic Name acyclovir Nursing Program Trade Names Xerese Zovirax Routes Doses Frequency\/Times Action\/Purpose PO 200 mg

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Valencia College Nursing Program Medication Portfolio Generic Name: acyclovir Trade Names: Xerese, Zovirax Pharmacologic Classification: purine analogues Therapeutic Classification: antivirals Routes Doses Frequency/Times Action/Purpose Major Side Effects Nursing Interventions Labs PO IV 200 mg q 4 hrs 5 times a day for 7-10 days Action : Interferes with viral DNA synthesis Purpose : Inhibition of viral replication, decreased viral shedding, and reduced time for healing of lesions. SEIZURES, dizziness, headache, hallucinations, trembling. diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. RENAL FAILURE, crystalluria, hematuria, THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA/HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME. pain, phlebitis, local irritation for
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