Table 1: Recommended doses of antiviral medications for herpes in pregnancy [20].

First episodeRecurrent episodes
PregnancyAntiviral drugRecommended daily dosageLength of therapyAntiviral drugRecommended daily dosageLength of therapy

Episodic treatmentAcyclovirOrally:  mg10 daysAcyclovirOrally:  mg5 days
ValacyclovirOrally:  mg10 daysValacyclovirOrally:  mg5 days

Suppressive treatmentAcyclovirOrally:  mgAcyclovirOrally:  mg
ValacyclovirOrally:  mgFrom week 36 until deliveryValacyclovirOrally:  mgFrom week 36 until delivery