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Miscellaneous antivirals

What are Miscellaneous antivirals?

Antiviral agents are used to inhibit production of viruses that cause disease. Most antiviral agents are only effective while the virus is replicating.

It is difficult to find medicines that are selective for the virus as viruses share most of the metabolic processes of the host cell. However, some enzymes are only present in viruses and these are potential targets for antiviral drugs.

Agents that inhibit the transcription of the viral genome are DNA polymerase inhibitors and reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Protease inhibitors inhibit the post-translational events. Other antiviral agents inhibit the virus from attaching to or penetrating the host cell. Immunomodulators induce production of host cell enzymes, which stop viral reproduction. Integrase strand transfer inhibitors prevent integration of the viral DNA into the host DNA by inhibiting the viral enzyme integrase. Neuraminidase inhibitors block viral enzymes and inhibit reproduction of the viruses.

List of Miscellaneous antivirals:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Generic name: fomivirsen
1 review
Sovaldi (Pro)
Generic name: sofosbuvir
46 reviews
Xofluza (Pro)
Generic name: baloxavir marboxil
20 reviews
Fuzeon (Pro)
Generic name: enfuvirtide
4 reviews
Foscavir (Pro)
Generic name: foscarnet
0 reviewsAdd rating
Prevymis (Pro)
Generic name: letermovir
0 reviewsAdd rating
Rukobia (Pro)
Generic name: fostemsavir
0 reviewsAdd rating
Trogarzo (Pro)
Generic name: ibalizumab
0 reviewsAdd rating
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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