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Famciclovir Allergy In Children
Famvir Allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Reactions may severe or mild. Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral medication. Anaphylactic reactions, seizures, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, angioedema, vasculitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, renal failure & erythema multiforme have occurred. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Pointless: They're almost the same medication, so there would be no point. Take one or the other. ...Read more
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
I'm in 10 DPO & still bfn. I catch shingel and dr gave me famciclovir. As its not severe and if I be pregnant its better to take famciclovir or not?
Preg with shingels: It is best that you discuss this with your OB doctor, to see what is best for you and your baby. ...Read more
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 a film-coating that overs the tablet helping to shield the medication taste. Nonetheless, your local pharmacist is always the best reference to ask medication questions such as this. ...Read more
Acyclovir: But you have to take it more often. ...Read more
Varicella-zoster: Famciclovir may or may not shorten the duration of lesions due to this recurring viral infection, and new lesions may appear despite therapy. Would recommend that you invest in the vaccine for this as soon as the acute episode you are describing resolves. That may help limit both the frequency and severity of recurrences. Sorry this is happening and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
I just started taking Famciclovir 500mg three times a day for a week will it effect my birth control?
Does being on famciclovir prevent one from catching colds or viruses? I am on 250mg 2x day and will be for a very long time. I am on enbrel (etanercept).
All can work: All can work. Some experts feel the newer agents and especially valcyclovir are better, but each can help. The choice depends on several factors - how often someone wants to or can take the med, for example. The main issue is usually cost and whether one or the other is covered by insurance. If not coverage, Acyclovir is much cheaper. ...Read more
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
I've been prescribed famciclovir 3 times a day. How many hours should be between each time I take the medicine?
Doesn't matter: Roughly every 8 hours, but it doesn't really matter. Take a dose at bedtime, when you wake up, and about half way between those times. It won't matter if some doses are 1-2 hours early or late. ...Read more
Have HHV-6 (herpes virus 6) IgG ratio of 1:80. 25 yo M immunocompetent. Started Famvir (famciclovir). Anything else I can do to recover? Anyone familiar with this?
No: You are on anti-viral medication. Rest and drink plenty of fluids, ...Read more
Depends: 113 Years???? Famciclovir is taken for viral infection like herpes if you have active acute disease, your doctor must get medical clearance clear for surgery, some will have low WBC count then prone to infections, If breast procedure is not urgent ideal to wait till the treatment (s) is completed. ...Read more