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cause of famciclovir allergy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Famvir Allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Reactions may severe or ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Both drugs have similar effects on herpes viruses.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Same spectrum of activity, but different dose and dosing schedule.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip S Steinfeld
61 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing(1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Pointless: They're almost the same medication, so there would be no point. Take one or the other.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
52 years experience Pediatrics
Blood dyscrasia/CNS: But why use this for cold sores given the risk:benefit ratio?, unless, perhaps, one can start tx before the eruption emerges.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Warren
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Famciclovir is safe: There are no studies demonstrating that Famciclovir is unsafe in pregnancy. The drug company has a hot line for reporting of any birth defects that m ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberley O'Sullivan
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: The higher dose is used to treat active lesions and a lower dose on a daily basis may be used to suppress a lesion.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
I cannot answer: Your question without knowing what your worry is. Can you ask again?
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Antivirals: Both Acyclovir (zovirax) and valacyclovir (valtrex) are similar in effect against some herpes viruses.

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