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How does zovirax (acyclovir) work?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Zovirax (acyclovir): "The inhibitory activity of acyclovir is highly selective due to its affinity for the enzyme thymidine kinase (TK) encoded by HSV and VZV." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/zovirax.html
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
DNA transcription: Zovirax or acyclovir prevents the production of viruses by throwing a wrench into the viruses' machinery for duplication or rather its ability to make new DNA.
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