Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Acyclovir

Synonym(s): Zovirax

Introduction

Name

  • Acyclovir.

Class of drug

  • Pyrimidine analogue.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-Amino-1,9-dihydro-9-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl]-6H-purin-6-one.

Molecular formula

  • C8H11N5O3.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of ocular herpes viral infections Canine herpesvirus.
    Only effective if used at the start of infections.
  • It is less effective than triflurothymidine.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 905214 44 7

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