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Is famciclovir an antibiotic

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 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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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it is an antiviral antibiotic

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Antiviral: Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral medication most commonly used to treat herpes virus.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Antiviral Antibiotic: Yes it is an ANTIVIRAL ANTIBIOTIC
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
No expected effect.: Famciclovir should not affect your blood sugar levels.
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, drugs that treat or prevent herpes (acyclovir, valacycovir, and famciclovir) also reduce the likelihood that it will be transmitted to others.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Acyclovir: But you have to take it more often.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberley O'Sullivan
29 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 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Antivirals: Both Acyclovir (zovirax) and valacyclovir (valtrex) are similar in effect against some herpes viruses.

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