Version 2.74


Penciclovir (INN) is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpesvirus infections. It is a nucleoside analogue which exhibits low toxicity and good selectivity. Because penciclovir is absorbed poorly when given orally (by mouth) it is used more as a topical treatment, and is the active ingredient in the cold sore medications Denavir, Vectavir and Fenistil. Famciclovir is a prodrug of penciclovir with improved oral bioavailability. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Penciclovir

Basic Part Properties

Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
Construct for LOINC Short Name

LOINC Terminology Service (API) using HL7® FHIR®

CodeSystem lookup$lookup?system=
ConceptMap translate$translate?system=

Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 喷昔洛韦
Synonyms: 贲昔洛韦;9-[4-羟基-3-(羟甲基)-丁基]-鸟嘌呤;Penciclovir;2-amino-9-[4-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)butyl]-3,9-dihydropurin-6-one;2-amino-9-[4-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)butyl]-3,9-dihydro-6H-purin-6-one;CAS 39809-25-1;C10H15N5O3;喷西洛维;带状疱疹治疗药物
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Pentsükloviir
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Penciclovir
it-IT Italian (Italy) Penciclovir
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Pensiklovir
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Пенцикловир
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Penciclovir