Antiviral Medications Not Associated with Birth Defects

October 2010
Travel Medicine Advisor;Oct2010 Supplement, p1
The article presents the "Pharmacology Watch" journal, which discusses antiviral drugs, birth defects, bisphosphonates and esophageal cancer in the U.S. It outlines the use of oral antivirals acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir to treat young women with herpes infections. Also presented is the move of Food and Drug Administration to withdraw approval of the drug midodrine hydrochloride.


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