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Medications for Varicella-Zoster

Other names: Chickenpox

What is Varicella-Zoster: Chickenpox is a disease caused by Varicella-Zoster, a virus that is easily spread from one person to another by touching the open sores, sneezing or coughing. It causes vesicles, aches, pains and fever. The same virus also causes herpes zoster (shingles) in adults.

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The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
acyclovir Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: acyclovir systemic

Brand name:  Zovirax

Drug class: purine nucleosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
valacyclovir Rx B N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: valacyclovir systemic

Brand name:  Valtrex

Drug class: purine nucleosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
varicella zoster immune globulin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: varicella zoster immune globulin systemic

Brand name:  VariZIG

Drug class: immune globulins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
immune globulin intramuscular Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: immune globulin intramuscular systemic

Brand name:  GamaSTAN S / D

Drug class: immune globulins

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foscarnet Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: foscarnet systemic

Brand name:  Foscavir

Drug class: miscellaneous antivirals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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