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Famciclovir Side Effects
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
Doctor says I have a mild case of shingles. Pain on saturday then diagnosis on thursday with2 ( now 3 ) bumps on left side. Would i be ok w/o famvir (famciclovir) ?
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
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
Pointless: They're almost the same medication, so there would be no point. Take one or the other. ...Read more