Active Ingredient(s): Vidarabine
FDA Approved: * November 26, 1976
Pharm Company: * PARKEDALE
Category: Antiviral

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Vira-A Overview

Vidarabine or 9-β-D-arabinofuranosyladenine (ara-A) is an antiviral drug which is active against herpes simplex and varicella zoster viruses. Contents 1 Discovery 2 Mode of action 3 Mode of resistance 4 Synthesis, preparation and isolation 5 Selectivity 6 Clinical indication 7 References Discovery In the 1950s two nucleosides were isolated from the Caribbean sponge Tethya crypta: spongothymidine and spongouridine; which contained D-arabinose rather than D-ribose. These compounds...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 187.4mg/ml
  • Ointment: 3%
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