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Avirax Brand names, Avirax Analogs

Avirax Brand Names Mixture

  • Zovirax Injection (Zovirax sodium)

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Avirax fda sheet

Avirax FDA

Avirax msds (material safety sheet)

Avirax MSDS

Avirax Synthesis Reference

H. Matsumoto et al., Chem. Pharm. Bull. 35, 1153 (1988)

Avirax Molecular Weight

225.205 g/mol

Avirax Melting Point

256.5 - 257 oC

Avirax H2O Solubility

3.399 mg/L

Avirax State


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Avirax Dosage Forms

Intravenous infusion; Capsule; Tablet; Suspension; Topical cream; Topical ointment

Avirax Indication

For the treatment and management of herpes zoster (shingles), genital herpes, and chickenpox

Avirax Pharmacology

Acyclovir is a synthetic deoxyguanosine analog and it is the prototype antiviral agent that is activated by viral thymidine kinase. The selective activity of acyclovir is due to its affinity for the thymidine kinase enzyme encoded by HSV and VZV.

Avirax Absorption

Oral: bioavailability 10 to 20%

Avirax side effects and Toxicity

Acyclovir may cause nephrotoxicity (crystallization of acyclovir within renal tubules, elevation of serum creatinine, transient), and neurotoxicity (coma, hallucinations, lethargy, seizures, tremors). Nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity usually resolve after cessation of acyclovir therapy. However, there is no well-defined relationship between acyclovir concentrations in the blood and these adverse effects.

Avirax Patient Information

Avirax Organisms Affected

Human herpes virus