Canterbury DHB

Context

Varicella Zoster (Shingles)

Pathogen

Varicella zoster

Drug Treatment

Empiric

Uncomplicated infection

valaciclovir

HMLSchedNZF

PO 1000 mg three times a day for 7 days

OR

aciclovir

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 800 mg five times a day for 7 days

Complicated infection

aciclovir

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 10 mg/kg every eight hours for 7 to 14 days (ideal body weight or actual body weight if less than ideal)

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99269):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

March 2018 (Skin and Soft Tissue)

Next Review Due:

March 2021

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 99269