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after acyclovir for 5 years?

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Has 20 years experience.

In my textbook, for HSV infection acyclovir is used as suppressive therapy for up to five years (safely and effectively).

What is used after 5 years?

EricJRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 15 years experience.

I think what you're probably seeing there is that safety data hasn't been reported/studied in patients taking the drug for more than five years. I don't think that patients are generally taken off the drug at that point though, since there's no evidence to show that it's necessarily unsafe.

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