Capsules Suspension Tablets

Initial genital herpes. 200 mg q 4 hr, 5 times/day for 10 days.

Chronic genital herpes. 400 mg b.i.d., 200 mg t.i.d., or 200 mg 5 times/day for up to 12 months.

Intermittent therapy for genital herpes.

200 mg q 4 hr, 5 times/day for 5 days. Start therapy at the first symptom/sign of recurrence.

Herpes zoster, acute treatment. 800 mg q 4 hr, 5 times/day for 7—10 days.

Chickenpox. 20 mg/kg (of the suspension) q.i.d. for 5 days. A single dose should not exceed 800 mg. Begin therapy at the earliest sign/symptom.

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