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famvir (famciclovir). is this an antibiotic?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Antiviral: Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral medication most commonly used to treat herpes virus.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Antiviral Antibiotic: Yes it is an ANTIVIRAL ANTIBIOTIC
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral.

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Is famciclovir an antibiotic?

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Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Yes: The term antimicrobial would be better. Famciclovir is an antiviral medication for treating herpes simplex infections.

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