List of Antiviral Drugs

Based on "Antibiotic and Chemotherapy"
written by Roger G. Finch

Anti-herpetic agents
Generic Brand Name
Acyclovir Zovirax, Sitavig
Brivudine Helpin
Docosanol Abreva
Famciclovir Famvir
Foscarnet Foscavir
Idoxuridine Herplex, Dendrid
Penciclovir Denavir
Trifluridine Viroptic
Valacyclovir Valtrex
Pritelivir Inhibitor of the viral helicase-primase enzyme complex2, currently under investigation


Anti-influenza agents
Generic Brand Name
Adamantane Derivatives
Amantadine Symmetrel
Rimantadine Flumadine
Neuraminidase Inhibitors
Oseltamivir Tamiflu
Peramivir Rapivab
Zanamivir Relenza


Among interferons, only Interferon-alpha is used in the treatment of viral diseases. It has immunomodulatory and antiviral properties.

Generic Brand Name
Interferon-α Intron A, Roferon A, Wellferon, Viraferon
  • 1. New FDA Approved Drugs CenterWatch
  • 2. Wald A, Timmler B, Magaret A, et al. Effect of Pritelivir Compared With Valacyclovir on Genital HSV-2 Shedding in Patients With Frequent Recurrences: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 Dec 20;316(23):2495-2503. PubMed

Last updated: January 21, 2017


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