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In which drug class is Valtrex?

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Anonymous 25 Aug 2010

Hello,

VALTREX (valacyclovir hydrochloride) is the hydrochloride salt of the L-valyl ester of the antiviral drug acyclovir.
Valacyclovir inhibits the replication of viral DNA which is necessary for viruses to reproduce themselves. Valacyclovir is actually a "prodrug," in that it is not active itself. Rather, it is converted to acyclovir (Zovirax)in the body, and it is the acyclovir that is active against the viruses.

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shawniepooh 29 Jun 2011

I don't know the answer that is why Im asking

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