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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Famciclovir (Definition)

Famciclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...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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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) ?

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) ?

Herpes Zoster: Famvir (famciclovir) is approved for treating herpes zoster (shingles). Whether you take it or not is best addressed w/your doc. However, if you don't take it, you run a greater risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is very painful. ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to cut famciclovir in half to swallow?

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

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Is famciclovir an alternative for acyclovir?

Is  famciclovir  an alternative for acyclovir?

Yes: Same spectrum of activity, but different dose and dosing schedule. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Famvir (Definition)

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