HIV in Children

TREATMENT OF CHICKENPOX

Dr. Ira Shah
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Last Updated : 1st September 2012

Drugs

Dosage

Adverse Effects

Remarks

Acyclovir Mod-severe disease
10 mg/kg/dose IV tds for 7 days

Mild disease
20 mg/kg/dose PO qds for 7 days
Renal toxicity, phlebitis, nausea, vomiting, rash, neutropenia Drug of choice for chickenpox
Foscarnet 120 mg/kg/day IV in 3 divided doses for 7 days Renal toxicity, electrolyte imbalances including abnormalities in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, seizures, cardiac arrhythmia's, elevated liver enzymes, CNS symptoms Useful in acyclovir resistant chickenpox

TREATMENT OF CHICKENPOX
Dr. Ira Shah
Incharge Pediatric HIV and TB Clinic, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India.