antiviral agents(step3)

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  1. acyclovir, valacyclovir, famcyclovir
    • Herpes simplex, varicella zoster
    • All 3 of these agents are equal in efficacy
  2. Valganciclovir, ganciclovir, and foscarnet
    • CMV
    • These are essentially equal in efficacy. 
    • The also cover herpex simplex and varicella
  3. Valganciclovir is 
    the best long-term therapy for CMV retinitis. 
  4. Adverse effects:
    Valganciclovir and ganciclovir
    neutropenia and bone marrow suppression
  5. Adverse effects
    Foscarnet
    renal toxicity
  6. Oseltamivir and zanamivir
    • neuraminidase inhibitors
    • Influenza A and B
  7. Ribavirin(2)
    • Hep C(in combination with interferon)
    • RSV
  8. Chronic Hep B(6)
    • Lamivudine
    • Interferon
    • Adefovir
    • Tenofovir
    • Entecavir
    • Telbivudine
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