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famciclovir medication

A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Talk to your PCP or: prescriber of medication. To help relieve constipation, remember to hydrate well, as dry stools tend to impact more, and cause constipation. Also, you ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Choi
22 years experience Family Medicine
Known side effects: Both gabapentin and benzonatate can cause constipation, so the effects of both could lead to the severity of your symptoms.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Osmotic: do not use enemas or cathartics. I would advise colonoscopy by a GI specialist to make sure that this is, indeed a drug effect. I would suggest a ver ... Read More
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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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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not advised: This is not advised unless you discuss this with the physician prescribing the medication.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes infections: The indications for using Famciclovir include: treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), herpes simplex virus 2 (genital herpes), herpes labialis (cold s ... Read More
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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.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't matter: Roughly every 8 hours, but it doesn't really matter. Take a dose at bedtime, when you wake up, and about half way between those times. It won't matter ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: The term antimicrobial would be better. Famciclovir is an antiviral medication for treating herpes simplex infections.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
43 years experience Family Medicine
Antiviral: Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral medication most commonly used to treat herpes virus.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Perhaps: In that the tablets of Famciclovir are not scored, it is not the original intention of the producers that this medication be broken in half. There is ... 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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