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First Trimester Acyclovir, Valacyclovir Not Linked to Birth Defects, Statens Serum Institut (SSI) Study



8/23/2010 10:07:54 AM

ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2010) — An analysis of data from Denmark finds no associated increased risk of major birth defects for mothers who were exposed during the first trimester of pregnancy to the antiviral drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir, often used to treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA.

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