Herpes virus nucleoside analogues are antivirals used to treat shingles, herpes, chickenpox, and cold sores. They work by slowing down the growth of the herpes virus.

Why are
Herpes Virus Nucleoside Analogues
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How we make this chart

This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Herpes Virus Nucleoside Analogues

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Valtrex
(valacyclovir)
30
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VALACYCLOVIR is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles. This medicine will not cure herpes.
Zovirax
(acyclovir)
15
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Acyclovir (Zovirax) is an inexpensive drug used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand form. Generic acyclovir is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Famvir
(famciclovir)
33
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FAMCICLOVIR is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections are herpes and shingles. This medicine will not cure herpes.
Denavir
755
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PENCICLOVIR is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include cold sores and herpes. This medicine will not cure herpes.
Sitavig
887
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ACYCLOVIR is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat infections caused by herpes virus, such as cold sores. This medicine will not cure herpes.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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