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Doctor insights on: Shingles And Famciclovir

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Herpes zoster is also known as Shingles. Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more


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Can you drink alcohol whiled taking famvir famciclovir for shingles?

Can you drink alcohol whiled taking famvir famciclovir for shingles?

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

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I just finished a 6 day treatment (Famciclovir) for herpes zoster and i feel fine just small fatigue but i cannot smell or taste anything. how come?

I just finished a 6 day treatment (Famciclovir) for herpes zoster and i feel fine just small fatigue but i cannot smell or taste anything. how come?

Uncertain: Famiclovir has not been described to cause the side effects you are describing. 32 years is relatively young to be suffering from zoster. You should see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...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 ?

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 ?

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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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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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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Will famciclovir (famvir) affect blood sugar?

Will famciclovir (famvir) affect blood sugar?

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

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Does famciclovir help prevent the actual spread of herpes?

Does famciclovir help prevent the actual spread of herpes?

Yes: Yes, drugs that treat or prevent herpes (acyclovir, valacycovir, and famciclovir) also reduce the likelihood that it will be transmitted to others. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Famciclovir (Definition)

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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Famvir (Definition)

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