Is famciclovir an alternative for acyclovir?

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

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Which is best for herpes: acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir?

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...

What's the best antiviral for HSV of these three: acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir? And why? How to know which type of HSV a person has? Help!

Timing. These are all effective treatments and prophylactic medications for hsv. They differ in the frequency in which you need to take them and how long and how much they cost. You can have cultures or blood testing to determine what type(s) of hsv you have. Read more...