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- n. An antiviral prodrug used in the management of herpes simplex and herpes zoster.
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Products based on antiviral substances such as aciclovir, penciclovir, famciclovir and valaciclovir are the most commonly used treatment options.
Generics also cut sales of Valtrex (valaciclovir) for herpes by 46% to £176 million.
Pharmaceutical sales accounted for £5.8 billion of the total staying level with the year-ago quarter, with an acceleration of generic competition to herpes therapy Valtrex (valaciclovir), turover of which plummeted 59% to £165 million, a temporary suspension of its rotavirus vaccine Rotarix, and lower sales of Avandia (- 26% to £152 million) particularly holding back growth during the period.
In patients with recurrent disease, valaciclovir or aciclovir have been used to reduce the likelihood of recurrences.
The improved pharmacokinetic profiles and simpler dosing regimens of oral valaciclovir (1,000 mg three times daily for 7 days) or famciclovir (250 mg or 500 mg three times daily) have led to their use instead of aciclovir
Genital herpes is usually treated with an anti-viral drug called acyclovir, as well as two new variations of acyclovir, called valaciclovir and famciclovir.