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Aciclovir

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Contributor(s):

Sally Anne Argyle

Synonym(s): Acyclovir


Introduction

Name

  • Aciclovir.

Class of drug

  • Antiviral.

Description

Chemical name

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

Molecular formula

  • C8H11N5O3.

Molecular weight

  • 255 g.

Physical properties

  • White, crystalline powder.

Uses

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Indications

  • Equine superficial punctate keratitis.
  • Sarcoids.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Stadler Set al (2011) Successful treatment of equine sarcoids by topical aciclovir application.Vet Rec 168 (7), 187 VetRec.

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (2001) 5th edn. Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
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