• 500-1000mg BID/TID depending on indication

  • HSV First Episode (genital): 1g PO BID x 7-10 days

  • HSV Recurrent Episodes (genital): 500 mg PO BID x 3 days OR 1 g PO daily x 3 days

  • HSV Episodic/Recurrent (oral): 2g PO BID x 1 day

Treatment of Genital HSV Pregnancy:

Treatment of Initial Episode:

1 g twice PO daily for 7 to 10 days; extend duration if lesion has not healed completely after 10 days

Recurrent Episode:

500 mg PO twice daily for 3 days OR 1 g PO once daily for 5 days

Suppressive therapy, for patients with recurrent genital HSV during pregnancy:

500 mg PO twice daily, beginning at 36 weeks' gestation and continued until delivery