General Spectrum of Activity
Monitor for evidence of penciclovir toxicity in patients receiving concomitant probenecid.
Monitor renal function in elderly patients.
No significant interactions
Antimicrobial class: Antiviral, Nucleoside analog
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 2.3 hours
Acute renal failure has been reported in patients with underlying renal disease following inappropriately high doses for level of renal function; dose reduction recommended.