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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter
05.03.02  Expand sub section  Herpesvirus infections
05.03.02.01  Expand sub section  Herpes simplex and varicella-zoster infection
Aciclovir
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Aciclovir Tab 200mg
Aciclovir Tab 400mg
Aciclovir Tab 800mg
Aciclovir Tab Disper 200mg
Aciclovir Tab Disper 400mg
Aciclovir Tab Disper 800mg

Acute Herpes Zoster (Shingles):- Antiviral treatment always indicated for the elderly, immunocompromised, ophthalmic or herpes zoster.

If onset of rash is less than 24 hours and the patient is aged 14 years and over, or in severe pain, or dense/oral rash, or secondary household case, taking steroids or a smoker, consider aciclovir. Aciclovir is NOT recommended for children with chickenpox and do NOT prescribe or advise ibuprofen in chickenpox.

 
   
05.03.02.02  Expand sub section  Cytomegalovirus infection
Letermovir (Prevymis)
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Link  NICE TA591: Letermovir for preventing cytomegalovirus disease after a stem cell transplant
   
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