Antiviral

Antimicrobial Normal Adult Dose Cost ($)/Day
acyclovir    
HSV 400mg PO tid 3.81
VZV 800mg PO 5x/day 6.34
HSVE 10mg/kg IV q8h 528.53
famciclovir    
HSV 250mg PO tid 8.16
VZV 500mg PO tid 12.68
ganciclovir Induction:  
  5mg/kg IV q12h 60.30
  Maintenance:  
  5mg/kg IV daily 30.15
valacyclovir    
HSV 500mg-1g PO bid 1.72 - 3.44
VZV 1g PO tid 5.17
valganciclovir Induction:  
  900mg PO bid 23.42
  Maintenance:  
  900mg PO daily 11.71
amantadine Prophylaxis & Treatment  
  < 64 years old:  
  100mg PO bid 1.10
  ≥ 65 years old:  
  100mg PO daily 0.55
oseltamivir Prophylaxis:  
  75mg PO daily 4.08
  Treatment:  
  75mg PO bid 8.15
zanamivir Prophylaxis:  
  10mg inhaled orally daily 18.27
  Treatment:  
  10mg inhaled orally bid 36.54

HSV = Herpes simplex virus
HSVE = Herpes simplex virus encephalitis
VZV = Varicella zoster virus