Acyclovir TABLET

Get an overview of ACYCLOVIR (tablet), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Acyclovir can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as Acyclovir.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: Acyclovir

Generic Name: ACYCLOVIR


Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET

Data Current As Of: 2020-04-27

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indications & usage

herpes zoster infections

Acyclovir is indicated for the acute treatment of herpes zoster (shingles).

genital herpes

Acyclovir is indicated for the treatment of initial episodes and the management of recurrent episodes of genital herpes.


Acyclovir is indicated for the treatment of chickenpox (varicella).


Acyclovir is contraindicated for patients who develop hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir.


NDC 51407-145-01


Tablets USP

400 mg

Rx Only

100 Tablets

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NDC 51407-146-01


Tablets USP

800 mg

Rx Only

100 Tablets

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