Mylan Releases Acyclovir Ointment, a Zovirax Generic for Herpes Treatment

Mylan announced that the FDA has approved its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Acyclovir Ointment, the generic version of Valeant’s Zovirax Ointment. 

Zovirax Ointment is a nucleoside analogue antiviral indicated in the management of initial genital herpes and in limited non-life-threatening mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infections in immunocompromised patients. Its inhibitory activity is highly selective due to its affinity for the enzyme thymidine kinase encoded by herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus.

Acyclovir Ointment is available in a 5% strength. Mylan is shipping this product immediately.

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