Aciclovir gel - Sakai/SkyePharma

Drug Profile

Aciclovir gel - Sakai/SkyePharma

Alternative Names: Acyclovir gel - Sakai/SkyePharma

Latest Information Update: 24 Apr 2007

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At a glance

  • Originator Bioglan AB
  • Class Antivirals; Hypoxanthines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action DNA-directed DNA polymerase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Herpes simplex virus infections; Varicella zoster virus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2002 Aciclovir gel is now being developed by SkyePharma
  • 31 May 2002 Bioglan's intellectual property rights to three topical drug delivery technologies, including ES-GEL™, have been acquired by SkyePharma
  • 18 Feb 2000 Preclinical development for Herpes simplex virus infections in United Kingdom (Topical)
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