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what are side effects to look for when starting famciclovir for cold sores?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
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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Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

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Dr. Philip S Steinfeld
Pediatrics 61 years experience
Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing(1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient.

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