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- n. A guanine analogue antiviral drug used (mostly topically) for the treatment of herpesvirus infections.
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Products based on antiviral substances such as aciclovir, penciclovir, famciclovir and valaciclovir are the most commonly used treatment options.
Tomicic M, Klocking R, Wutzler P, Kaina B (2000) Cytogenetic genotoxicity of anti-herpes purine nucleoside analogues in CHO cells expressing the thymidine kinase gene of herpes simplex virus type 1: comparison of ganciclovir, penciclovir and aciclovir.
During his career, he has played a major role in the development of antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones), vaccines (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B), antivirals (famciclovir, penciclovir, pleconaril), and topical antimicrobials (Bactoban).
The ointments are penciclovir (Denavir) or acyclovir cream.
Most creams contain either acyclovir or penciclovir (Zovirax, Soothelip).