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famciclovir allergy in children

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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Acyclovir: But you have to take it more often.
Dr. Steven Margolis
34 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes Virus: I have always had good luck with herp-eze from olympian labs.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Vaginal dryness and itching can be side effects of Famcyclovir
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Drug interaction: There is no interaction between birth control drugs and famciclover
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The spectrum of this antiviral is limited to some of the herpes viruses only.
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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.

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