General Spectrum of Activity
Treatment and prophylaxis of HSV-1 and HSV-2, VZV
Generally very well tolerated.
Pro-drug of acyclovir with improved absorption and more convenient dosing compared to oral acyclovir.
Antimicrobial class: Antiviral - synthetic guanine analog
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 3 hours
Urine penetration: High
CSF penetration: High