ATC Group: S01AD Antivirals

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Translations

Language
Translation
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Antivirals

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
4
S01AD
Antivirals

Contents

Code
Title
S01AD01
S01AD02
S01AD03
S01AD05
S01AD06
S01AD07
S01AD08
S01AD09

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description

Acyclovir is an antiviral agent with activity against herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus. Acyclovir inhibits the DNA polymerase of the virus, preventing further proliferation.

Famciclovir is the oral prodrug of penciclovir. Famciclovir is rapidly converted in vivo into penciclovir, which has in vitro activity against herpes simplex viruses (HSV types 1 and 2), varicella zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.

Ganciclovir, 9-(1,3-dihydroxy-2-propoxymethyl)guanine or DHPG, is a broadspectrum virustatic agent which inhibits the replication of viruses, including viruses of the herpes group, both in vivo and in vitro: herpes simplex types 1 and 2 (HSV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), herpes zoster (HZV).