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Example Question #1 : Antiviral Pharmacology
Foscarent is toxic to which of the following organs?
Foscarent can cause damage to the kidneys. To reduce the damaging effect, the patient may be put on intravenous fluids.
Example Question #2 : Antiviral Pharmacology
What is acyclovir's mechanism of action?
Reverse transcriptase blocker
M2 channel inhibitor
Acyclovir is a guanosine analog, which works by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase. This slows down the rate at which viruses can replicate. Acyclovir is used primarily in the treatment of herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, chickenpox, and shingles.