valacyclovir

noun
val·​a·​cy·​clo·​vir | \ ˌval-ə-ˈsī-klō-ˌvir How to pronounce valacyclovir (audio) \

Medical Definition of valacyclovir

: a prodrug of acyclovir that is administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C13H20N6O4·HCl to treat shingles, genital herpes, and cold sores — see valtrex

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“Valacyclovir.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/valacyclovir. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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