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valacyclovir (valaciclovir) Summary

Description: a prodrug of acyclovir; 53% of oral dose excreted as acyclovir in the urine; a 200-400% improvement on acyclovir; used in the management of HSV and VZV infections and the prophylaxis of HCMV infections; RN given refers to the monohydrochloride L-valine isomer

Also Known As: valaciclovir; Valtrex; 256U87; 2-((2-amino-1,6-dihydro-6-oxo-9H-purin-9-yl)methoxy)ethyl L-valinate; 256U Show All >>

Networked: 492 relevant articles (98 outcomes, 106 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which valacyclovir is Relevant

  1. Infection : 33 outcomes 27 studies in 144 results
  2. Herpes Genitalis (Genital Herpes) : 28 outcomes 28 studies in 82 results
  3. Herpes Zoster : 23 outcomes 15 studies in 92 results
  4. Pain (Aches) : 12 outcomes 6 studies in 42 results
  5. Postherpetic Neuralgia : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 11 results
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Drugs Related to valacyclovir

  1. Acyclovir (Aciclovir)
  2. famciclovir (Famvir)
  3. Ganciclovir (Cytovene)
  4. Antiviral Agents (Antivirals)
  5. valacyclovir (valaciclovir)
  6. cidofovir (Vistide)
  7. penciclovir (Denavir)
  8. brivudine (brivudin)
  9. Prednisone (Sone)
  10. Foscarnet
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Therapies Related to valacyclovir

  1. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
  2. Transplants (Transplant)
  3. Bone Marrow Transplantation (Transplantation, Bone Marrow)
  4. Stem Cell Transplantation
  5. Intravitreal Injections
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