Category: Nucleoside analogues

Registration & producers: Duvira gel 1980 (Spofa, Léčiva, Zentiva)

Duvira, 9-[2,3-(dihydroxy)propyl]adenine, is used to treat infections caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Although the drug does not eradicate the virus from the body (no such therapy is known to date), it is active against fever blisters and suppresses virus replication.

Duvira gel, an original Czech preparation, was the first antiviral drug developed by the team of Antonín Holý in collaboration with the company Spofa.

Graphics: Tomáš Belloň / IOCB Prague