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Anitvirals, Other drugs for RSV, PCP

What are the two antiviral agents mentioned in class? Acyclovir, Valacyclovir
Valacyclovir is a prodrug of what? Acyclovir
What virus is Valacyclovir indicated for? Herpes simplex Virus
Where is the Herpes virus commom? ICU
What are the reasons for complications in treating viruses? Attacking virus could harm the host, No symptoms when virus replicates, Viruses are mutants
What other drugs can be used to treat RSV? RSV-IGIV, Palivizumab/Synagis
Who is indicated for Respigam? Children at risk of RSV: <24mos w/history of BPD and premature birth
What is the mode of action for Respigam? Passive immunity - exposure to antibody of RSV
What is the mode of action for Palivizumab/Synagis? Prevents viral replication
What does PCP stand for? Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
Who is most at risk for PCP?
Created by: kreblackwell