"Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include a recommendation designed to warn young people not to use these devices.
(acyclovir) Buccal Tablet
Acyclovir is a synthetic purine nucleoside analogue active against herpes viruses. The chemical name of acyclovir is 2-amino-1,9-dihydro-9-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl]-6Hpurin-6-one; it has a molecular formula of C8H11N5O3 and a molecular weight of 225. The structural formula is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Structural Formula of Acyclovir
Acyclovir drug substance is a white or almost white crystalline powder.
SITAVIG contains 50 mg of acyclovir, USP and the following inactive ingredients: hypromellose, USP; milk protein concentrate; sodium lauryl sulfate, NF; magnesium stearate, NF; microcrystalline cellulose, NF; povidone, USP; colloidal silicon dioxide, NF.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/29/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Sitavig Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
Find out what women really need.