antivirals

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General Use

Acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir are used in the management of herpes virus infections. Acyclovir and valacyclovir are also used in the management of chickenpox. Oseltamivir, peramivir, and zanamivir are used primarily in the prevention of influenza infections. Cidofovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir, and foscarnet are used in the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. Vidarabine is used only to treat ophthalmic viral infections. Penciclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir, and docosanol are used in the treatment and prevention of oral-facial herpes simplex.

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