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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Famciclovir (Overview)

Famciclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What are the indications for famciclovir?

What are the indications for famciclovir?

Herpes infections: The indications for using Famciclovir include: treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), herpes simplex virus 2 (genital herpes), herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent patients, for the suppression of recurring episodes of herpes simplex virus 2, etc... However, doctors may use the anti-viral for other infections if there is good reason to believe it is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
39 doctors shared insights

Famciclovir (Overview)

Famciclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Can I cut famciclovir in half?

Can I cut famciclovir in half?

Not advised: This is not advised unless you discuss this with the physician prescribing the medication. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can I cut famciclovir in half?

Not advised: This is not advised unless you discuss this with the physician prescribing the medication. ...Read more

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What are the indications for famciclovir?

Herpes infections: The indications for using Famciclovir include: treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), herpes simplex virus 2 (genital herpes), herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent patients, for the suppression of recurring episodes of herpes simplex virus 2, etc... However, doctors may use the anti-viral for other infections if there is good reason to believe it is helpful. ...Read more

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Whats an alternative to famvir (famciclovir) 500mg?

Whats an alternative to famvir (famciclovir) 500mg?

Antivirals: Both Acyclovir (zovirax) and valacyclovir (valtrex) are similar in effect against some herpes viruses. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Famvir (Definition)

Famvir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more