[Erroneous prescriptions of aciclovir and valaciclovir in herpes zoster treatment].

@article{AlbertoFica2007ErroneousPO,
  title={[Erroneous prescriptions of aciclovir and valaciclovir in herpes zoster treatment].},
  author={C AlbertoFica and A CarlaJadue and R LuisaDonaire},
  journal={Revista chilena de infectologia : organo oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={106-10}
}
Medical prescription errors are frequent in community settings and information exploring its magnitude during antiviral treatment of herpes zoster is scarce. A questionnaire was applied to 31 physicians working in hospital- or community-based settings in Santiago, Chile in order to characterize their dosing and timing preferences for aciclovir or valaciclovir prescriptions. Aciclovir was more often prescribed than valaciclovir (71.9 and 28.1%, respectively), but less than a third of… CONTINUE READING