Definition of acyclovir in English:

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Pronunciation: /āˈsīkləˌvir/


An antiviral drug used especially in the treatment of herpes and AIDS. Also called Zovirax ( trademark).
Example sentences
  • Treatment has entered a new era with the development of anti-viral drugs starting with acyclovir, which is beneficial if started in the first 3 days of the illness.
  • Bladder infections caused by the herpes virus are usually treated with antiviral drugs such as acyclovir.
  • There is some benefit from the anti viral drug acyclovir and aggressive anti-pain management, but prevention would be better.
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