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Valacyclovir is an inhibitor of DNA polymerase nucleoside analogue. Valacyclovir hydrochloride is rapidly converted to acyclovir which has demonstrated antiviral activity against HSV types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2) and RDT in the cell culture and in vivo.
The inhibitory activity of acyclovir is highly selective due to its proximity to kinase of thymidine enzyme (G) encoded by HSV and WEIGHI. This viral enzyme converts acyclovir into acyclovir monophosphate nucleotide analogue.
Valacyclovir tablets: 500 mg: Tablets are blue, rectangular with rounded corners, a convex surface, a rim, the inscription "324 500" on one side and smooth on the other side.
Valacyclovir tablets can be taken without regard to meals. Valacyclovir oral suspension (25 mg/ml and 50 mg/ml) can be prepared from tablets valacyclovir 500 mg for use in pediatric patients, where the solid dosage form.