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famciclovir side effects

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: Famvir (famciclovir) will cause diarrhea in 5-10% of people who take it.

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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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Vaginal dryness and itching can be side effects of Famcyclovir
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Herpes Zoster: Famvir (famciclovir) is approved for treating herpes zoster (shingles). Whether you take it or not is best addressed w/your doc. However, if you don't ... Read More
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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 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 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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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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