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||BRAND NAME : Famvir
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Famciclovir
Famvir tablets are used to treat herpes zoster, commonly referred to as ""shingles," in adults. Shingles is a painful rash with raised, red pimples on the trunk of the body, usually the back. Because it is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, only people who have had chickenpox can get shingles. When prescribed for shingles, Famvir works best in people age 50 or over.
Famvir is also prescribed to treat attacks of genital herpes and to prevent future flare-ups. For people with HIV infections, it is used as a treatment for both genital and oral herpes.
Adults : Herpes Zoster
The usual adult dose is 500 mg every 8 hours for 7 days.
Recurrent Genital Herpes Treatment
The usual dose is 125 mg twice a day for 5 days.
Recurrent Genital Herpes Prevention
The usual dose is 250 mg twice a day for up to one year. Famvir therapy to prevent genital herpes has not been tested for periods exceeding one year.
Recurrent Oral Contraceptives or Genital Herpes in HIV-infected Individuals
The usual dose is 500 mg twice a day for 7 days. Smaller doses are prescribed for people with damaged kidneys.
Famvir Contraindications :
Do not take Famvir if you are sensitive to it or have ever had an allergic reaction to it. Also avoid Famvir if you are sensitive to Denavir (penciclovir cream).
Famvir Side Effects:
More common side effects of Famvir may include : Constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Famvir Missed dose:
Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take two doses at the same time.
Store Famvir at room temperature.
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