• Should a 6-week-old infant exposed to chicken pox in a sibling receive varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG) or acyclovir? 

    Heinen, Joseph; Null, Danette B. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-12)
    In an otherwise healthy 6-week-old infant exposed to chicken pox, the use of acyclovir or varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG) is not recommended, even though acyclovir does decrease the chance of infection (SOR: C, ...
  • Treatment of Herpes Zoster 

    Holten, Keith B.; Britigan, Denise H. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-03)
    Resolution of acute pain related to herpes zoster is accelerated with any of the following: oral acyclovir (Zovirax) 800 mg five times daily for seven days; valacyclovir (Valtrex) 1,000 mg three times daily for seven days; ...
  • Varicella zoster in pregnancy 

    Inglis, Erin; Myers, Tammy (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-02)
    This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of varicella zoster occurring in pregnant women.