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Table 3 Antiviral treatment of genital herpes in pregnancy

From: Herpes simplex virus infection in pregnancy and in neonate: status of art of epidemiology, diagnosis, therapy and prevention

  First episode Recurrent episodes
Pregnanc Antiviral drug Recommended daily dosage Length of therapy Antiviral drug Recommended daily dosage Length of therapy
Episodic treatment Acyclovir Orally: 5 × 200 mg 10 days Acyclovir Orally: 5 × 200 mg 5 days
  Valacyclovir Orally: 2 × 500 mg 10 days Valacyclovir Orally: 2 × 500 mg 5 days
Suppressive treatment Acyclovir Orally: 3 × 400 mg   Acyclovir Orally: 3 × 400 mg  
  Valacyclovir Orally: 2 × 250 mg From week 36 until delivery Valacyclovir Orally: 2 × 250 mg From week 36 until delivery
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