Valtrex is an antiviral. The active substance - valaciclovir - penetrates into the affected cell, interacts with enzymes, is embedded in the DNA of the pathogen. It is active against Herpes Simplex, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-Zoster, Epstein-Barr, HHV-6 (herpes simplex type 6).
Zovirax in the form of a cream for external use is prescribed for the treatment of infections of the skin and mucous membranes caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2, including herpes lips. Eye ointment is used for keratitis caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2. Zovirax inside and in the form of a solution for infusion is used in the presence of herpes zoster and chicken pox;