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Acyclovir versus valacyclovir for herpes virus in children and pregnant women : a review of the clinical evidence and guidelines.

Other author/creatorCanadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health issuing body.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Ottawa (ON) : Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, 5 September 2014.
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (22 pages)) : illustrations.
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Subject(s)
Series Rapid response report: summary with critical appraisal
Rapid response report (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health) ^A1333668
Summary Although acyclovir has traditionally been seen as the drug of choice in pregnancy and pediatrics, valacyclovir has the benefit of decreased dosing frequency and potential increased compliance as a result. This report aims to review recent evidence and relevant practice guidelines on the comparative effectiveness of acyclovir and valacyclovir in children with chickenpox and in pregnant women with Herpes Simplex Virus infections, chickenpox and shingles.
General noteTitle from PDF caption.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Source of descriptionVersion viewed March 3, 2015.

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