Acyclovir Impurities

Acyclovir is a novel antiviral medication that inhibits herpesvirus DNA polymerase.

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Acyclovir Related Compound

It is effective against herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses in vitro. An oral medication might be an efficient remedy for both initial and recurring genital herpes



What is acyclovir used for ?

Acyclovir is a powerful, selective antiviral medication with a moderate acute toxicity that is active against herpes simplex viruses types I and II, as well as varicella zoster virus.

Can acyclovir be used to treat medical conditions other than herpes?

Acyclovir is administered to cure the symptoms of chickenpox, shingles, herpes virus infections of the genitals (sex organs), skin, brain, and mucous membranes (lips and mouth), as well as widespread herpes virus infections in neonates.

Why is acyclovir so effective?

Because acyclovir is attracted to a specific type of viral kinase, it enters and functions exclusively on HSV or VZV-infected cells. As a result, even at high concentrations, it is very efficient in inhibiting the synthesis of herpesvirus DNA and has very little action in uninfected cells.