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Famciclovir as an antiviral agent for a patient with acute renal failure.
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PMID:  23277418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Case Acyclovir is a widely administered medication for viral infection but is well known for its nephrotoxicity. To date, few studies regarding the safety of alternative antiviral agents have been reported. This study reports the case of a patient with renal dysfunction who suffers from acute herpes zoster (shingles) on her back. While renal function deteriorated with the use of acyclovir, the patient's symptoms improved and baseline renal function recovered when she was treated with famciclovir. Conclusions Famciclovir could be taken as a first-line antiviral agent for patients with acute renal failure.
Authors:
Hyonok Yoon; Ki Yon Rhew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical pharmacy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2210-7711     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Pharm     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101554912     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pharm     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, 600-701, Republic of Korea, okyoon7@gmail.com.
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