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Oral dose

  • For less than 1 yr age – 10mg/kg/dose 8 hrly
  • For older children- 20 mg/kg /dose 6 hrly (max 4g/day)
  • For Adults 800 mg 5 times daily

IV Dose

  • In infants- 500mg/m2 /dose as infusion every 8 hrs
  • In older children- 10 mg/kg/dose as infusion every 8 hrs
Acyclovir use does not affect incidence of Pruritus or Secondary transmission in children with varicella.
For healthy immunocompetent children ≤12 years, antiviral therapy is not required. Intravenous Acyclovir is indicated at any age with complications of Varicella  or for immunocompromised children

Posted On: 03/07/2019

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