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Dr. Corey Clay
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Famvir (Overview)

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


Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Worried about the medicine famvir (famciclovir)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Worried about the medicine famvir (famciclovir)?

Famvir (famciclovir): Is medicine for herpes zoster. Side-effects are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, itching, painful menstruation. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
41 Doctors shared insights

Famvir (Overview)

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


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Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing (1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Is "fenvir/famvir antiviral" effective is curing/treating herpes virus? Is it safe to use?

Is "fenvir/famvir antiviral" effective is curing/treating herpes virus? Is it safe to use?

Famacyclovir: This medication is one of three medications used world wide to suppress herpes outbreaks, to heal from herpes outbreaks and to turn down the contagiousness of those infected who may be shedding herpes viruses through their skin. ...Read more

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Diarrhea. Famvir (famciclovir) side effects or false alarm?

Diarrhea. Famvir (famciclovir) side effects or false alarm?

Maybe: Famvir (famciclovir) will cause diarrhea in 5-10% of people who take it. ...Read more

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Which of these Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir and famvir pill doesn't block my dilantin?

Which of these Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir and famvir pill doesn't block my dilantin?

See below.: Both Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Acyclovir will interact with dilantin, lowering its' effectiveness. Dilantin does not interact wih famvir. You could consider switching anti-epileptic agents if the former agents are less expensive and equally effective. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Worried about the medicine famvir (famciclovir)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Famvir (famciclovir): Is medicine for herpes zoster. Side-effects are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, itching, painful menstruation. ...Read more

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What's an alternative to famvir (famciclovir) 500mg?

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

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Famvir (famciclovir). Is this an antibiotic?

Famvir (famciclovir). Is this an antibiotic?

Antiviral: Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral medication most commonly used to treat herpes virus. ...Read more

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Will famciclovir (famvir) affect blood sugar?

Will famciclovir (famvir) affect blood sugar?

No: Blood sugar fluctuation is not a common effect of famvir, (famciclovir) however, any kind of infection can interfere with glucose regulation. ...Read more

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Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing (1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Acyclovir and famvir, (famciclovir) can I take both?

Pointless: They're almost the same medication, so there would be no point. Take one or the other. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Famvir (famciclovir) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Famvir (famciclovir) allergy?

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

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Diarrhea. Famvir (famciclovir) side effects or false alarm?

Maybe: Famvir (famciclovir) will cause diarrhea in 5-10% of people who take it. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol whiled taking famvir famciclovir for shingles?

In moderation: No interactions are listed between Famvir (famciclovir) and ethanol (drinking alcohol) but moderation is always wise. Famvir (famciclovir) can cause nausea & vomiting by itself. ...Read more

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Is "fenvir/famvir antiviral" effective is curing/treating herpes virus? Is it safe to use?

Famacyclovir: This medication is one of three medications used world wide to suppress herpes outbreaks, to heal from herpes outbreaks and to turn down the contagiousness of those infected who may be shedding herpes viruses through their skin. ...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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I've had herpes occassionally on my lips & nose for about 15 years. Now I'm taking Famvir (novartis) when I have the first symptoms, will it cure it forever?

No cure: Herpes unfortunately won't go away. You are likely to have intermittent outbreaks indefinitely. Try to id a pattern to the outbreaks. Occasionally a precipitating cause can be id'd and avoidance prevents another. ...Read more

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About to get breast surgery and I take famvir, (famciclovir) will this effect anything?

About to get breast surgery and I take famvir, (famciclovir) will this effect anything?

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

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Which of these Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir and famvir pill doesn't block my dilantin?

See below.: Both Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Acyclovir will interact with dilantin, lowering its' effectiveness. Dilantin does not interact wih famvir. You could consider switching anti-epileptic agents if the former agents are less expensive and equally effective. ...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?

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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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Famciclovir (Definition)

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