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Acyclovir (Zovirax)
Antiviral used for herpes of skin, lips and genitals
herpes zoster and chicken pox
Famciclovir (Famvir)
for first episode of genital herpes
rediced pain and number of sores
Ribvirin
Antiviral
AE - worsening of respiratory status if inhaled
TERATOGENIC
Antifungal Drugs
Infections respond slowly
monitor kidney function
Amphotericin B
Most effective drug available for systemic fungal infections
Given for potentially life threatening fungal infections
AE - fever, shaking, chills, headache, malaise, vomits and anemia
Albenazole
Interferes with synthesis of parasite microtubules
Mebenazole
Blocks the uptake of glucose by helminths
Pyrantel
Paralyzes helminths and they release their grip from the intestinal wall and are excreted
Antimalarial Drugs
Interfere with life cycle of the plasmodium developing and reproducing in the mosquito
Doxycycline
Antimalarial drug
Adverse reactions of tetracycline
Quinine
Antimalarial drug (one of the best)
has a selective action against parasites that invade RBC