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Further review of nursing home records showed that the patient was prescribed valacyclovir at 1 g three times a day, which is significantly higher than the recommended dose of 500 mg daily in the presence of end-stage renal disease.
In a meta-analysis of 7 randomized trials, 1,249 women with a history of genital herpes prior to or during pregnancy received prophylaxis with either acyclovir or valacyclovir versus placebo or no treatment at 36 weeks of gestation.
Valacyclovir and prednisolone treatment for Bell's palsy: a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
A total of 7,276 swabs were collected during pritelivir therapy and 7,453 during valacyclovir therapy.
In the case described herein, acyclovir resistance was not documented; however, the pseudotumoral lesions formed while on treatment doses of valacyclovir and were poorly responsive to foscarnet.
For the first clinical episode, 7-10-day treatment with either acyclovir 400 mg orally 3 times daily, acyclovir 200 mg orally 5 times daily, valacyclovir 1 g orally twice daily, or famciclovir 250 mg orally 3 times daily should be utilized [4].
In this case, age below 30 years and prompt initiation of intravenous acyclovir/oral valacyclovir may explain the mild neuropsychological impairment and absence of neurological relapse to date.
Acyclovir (Zovirax[R]), famciclovir (Famvir[R]), and valacyclovir (Valtrex[R]) are systemic antiviral medications prescribed for herpes zoster, genital herpes, and mucosal herpes in immunocompromised individuals (Vallerand, Sanoski, & Deglin, 2017).
Although there is no cure, shingles can be treated with antiviral medications such as acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex), and famiciclovir (Famvir), which reduce the discomfort and shorten the duration of symptoms.
Drugs include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir are prescribed for genital herpes therapy and based on the condition drugs are given to patient orally and intravenously.
Famciclovir and valacyclovir possess more efficient pharmacokinetic profiles, and are just as safe and well tolerated.