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Table 3.9

Generic (brand)Dosage formRoute of administration Indication and common dose
Acyclovir (zovirax) Tablet, capsule, oral suspension, ointment, IV Oral, tropical, IV Herpes zoster (shingles) and chickenpox: 800 mg 5 times a day for 7-10 days Genital herpes (acute): 400 mg 5 times a day Genital herpes (chronic suppression): 400 mg twice a day for 1 year Chickenpox (pediatric): 20 mg/kg 4 times a day
Amantadine (symmetrel) Tablet, capsule, syrup Oral Influenza: 100-200 mg a day Influenza (pediatric): Varies by age and weight of patient
Famciclovir (famvir) Tablet Oral Herpes zoster (shingles): 500 mg every 8 hours Genital herpes (acute): 1,000 mg twice a day for 1 day Genital herpes (chronic suppression): 250 mg twice a day for 1 year Herpes labialis (cold sores): 1,500 mg single dose
Oseltamivir (tamiflu) Capsule, oral suspension Oral Influenza (adult): 75 mg twice a day for 5 days Influenza (pediatric): varies by age and weight of patient
Ribavirin (virazole, various) Tablet, capsule, oral solution, inhalation Oral, topical (inhaled) RSV: 20 mg/mL inhaled for 12-18 hours a day
Rimantadine (flumadine) Tablet Oral Influenza (adult): 100 mg twice a day Influenza (pediatric): 5 mg/ kg a day
Valacyclovir (valtrex) Tablet Oral Herpes zoster (shingles): 1 g 3 times a day for 7 days Genital herpes (acute): 1 g twice a day for 10 days Genital herpes (chronic suppression): 1 g a day Herpes labialis (cold sores): 2 g every 12 hours for 1 day
Zanamivir (relenza) Powder for inhalation Topical (inhaled) Influenza: 2 inhalation twice a day
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