Antiherpetic Agents

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General Principles

Antiherpetic agents are nucleotide analogs that inhibit viral DNA synthesis. All antiherpetic agents require dose adjustment for renal dysfunction. For ease of classification, antiherpetic agents include those that cover herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2, and varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Antiviral agents with activity against cytomegalovirus (CMV) will be covered below.

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General Principles

Antiherpetic agents are nucleotide analogs that inhibit viral DNA synthesis. All antiherpetic agents require dose adjustment for renal dysfunction. For ease of classification, antiherpetic agents include those that cover herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2, and varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Antiviral agents with activity against cytomegalovirus (CMV) will be covered below.

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