Biological ActivityAntiviral agent, active against herpes simplex viruses HSV-1 and HSV-2 (EC 50 values are 0.85 and 0.86 μ M respectively). Interferes with viral DNA polymerization through competitive inhibition with guanosine triphosphate. Induces apoptosis in cells trans
StabilityStable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
UsageOrally active acyclic nucleoside with inhibitory activity towards several herpes viruses. Antiviral