Which medications in the drug class Antiviral agents are used in the treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia?

Updated: Mar 06, 2018
  • Author: W Alvin McElveen, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Antiviral agents

The goal of antivirals is to shorten the clinical course, prevent complications, prevent the development of latency and/or subsequent recurrences, decrease transmission, and eliminate established latency.


Pro-drug that, when biotransformed into active metabolite penciclovir, may inhibit viral DNA synthesis/replication.

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