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Antiviral Drugs


Antiviral drugs are used to treat diseases caused by viruses, such as AIDS, genital herpes, influenza, chickenpox, shingles, and cold sores.

For interactions involving a specific Antiviral Drug, see the individual drug article. For interactions involving an Antiviral Drug for which no separate article exists, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

For interactions involving a specific antiviral drug, refer to the highlighted medications listed below.

Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors, AIDS Therapy

  • Abacavir (Ziagen®)
  • Delavirdine (Rescriptor®)
  • Didanosine (Videx®)
  • Efavirenz (Sustiva®)
  • Lamivudine (Epivir®, Epivir-HBV®)
  • Nevirapine (Viramune®)
  • Stavudine (Zerit®)
  • Zalcitabine (Hivid®)
  • Zidovudine (Retrovir®)
  • Zidovudine and Lamivudine (Combivir®)

Protease Inhibitors, AIDS Therapy

  • Amprenavir (Agenerase®)
  • Indinavir (Crixivan®)
  • Nelfinavir (Viracept®)
  • Ritonavir (Norvir®)
  • Saquinavir (Fortovase®, Invirase®)

Herpes Therapy

  • Oral acyclovir (Zovirax®)
  • Cidofovir (Vistide® for Injection)
  • Famciclovir (Famvir®)
  • Gancyclovir (Cytovene®)
  • Valacyclovir (Valtrex®)

Miscellaneous Antiviral

  • Amantadine (Symmetrel®)
  • Interferon (Alferon N Injection®, Infergen®, Intron A® for Injection)
  • Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®)
  • Palivizumab (Synagis®)
  • Ribavirin (Virazole®)
  • Ribavirin and Interferon (Rebetron®)
  • Rimantadine (Flumadine®)
  • Zanamivir (Relenza®)
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