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Acyclovir labeling updated to also include details for treating premature infants infected with herpes virus
Dr KK Aggarwal,  12 February 2019
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Newborns infected with HSV can be appropriately treated with acyclovir, a drug typically prescribed to adults for the treatment of HSV infections.The drug label for acyclovir now includes information for healthcare providers on recommended usage and dosage in newborns up to 3 months of age. The data that informed this label change came from a Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) open-label study titled “Safety and Efficacy of High-Dose Acyclovir in Infants with HSV or
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