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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • The ointments are penciclovir (Denavir) or acyclovir cream.

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  • Most creams contain either acyclovir or penciclovir (Zovirax, Soothelip).

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