ACICLOVIR

Acyclovir, Zovirax IV

Reviewed by Brenda Hughes (Pharmacy), Dr Malcolm Battin
August 2015
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Management of  Aciclovir Administration

Description

Prescription

Administration

Slow IV Infusion over 1 hour

 

Aciclovir (Zovirax®) 250 mg

Powder Space

Nil

Water For Injection

10 mL
  250 mg in 10mL

Do NOT administer by bolus IV injection, IM or SC.

Nursing Considerations

Storage

References

1 Sampson MR, Bloom BT, Lenfestey RW, et al. Population pharmacokinetics of intravenous acyclovir in preterm and term infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014; (33): 42 – 49.
2 Neonatal Formulary. 6thed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.
3 Phelps SJ, Hak EB, Crill CM, editors. Teddy bear book: Pediatric injectable drugs. 8th ed. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists; 2007.
4 Zovirax data sheet, Auckland: GlaxoSmith Kline NZ Limited, 2014.
5 Paediatric Injectable Guidelines 4th ed. Melbourne,The Royal Children’s Hospital: 2011.