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Valacyclovir

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D., BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
Pediatric Dosing Author: Alice Jenh Hsu, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
Valacyclovir is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Treatment of initial episode of herpes genitalis in immunocompetent adults.
  • Suppression of recurrent episodes of herpes genitalis in immunocompetent and HIV-infected adults.
  • Treatment of recurrent episodes of herpes genitalis in immunocompetent adults.
  • Treatment of herpes zoster in immunocompetent adults.
  • Treatment of herpes labialis

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Treatment of initial episode and recurrent episodes of herpes genitalis in immunocompromised pts.
  • Treatment of herpes zoster in immunocompromised pts.
  • Treatment of perianal HSV and other forms of disseminated HSV.
  • Prevention of CMV disease in solid organ transplant.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

Citation

Dzintars, Kathryn, and Paul A Pham. "Valacyclovir." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540576/all/Valacyclovir.
Dzintars K, Pham PA. Valacyclovir. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540576/all/Valacyclovir. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Dzintars, K., & Pham, P. A. (2016). Valacyclovir. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540576/all/Valacyclovir
Dzintars K, Pham PA. Valacyclovir [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540576/all/Valacyclovir.
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