famciclovir, Famvir (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Famciclovir is used for the treatment of genital herpes, and cold sores in adult patients with normal immune systems and HIV-infected individuals. It also is approved for treating shingles (herpes zoster) in adults with normal immune systems. To be most effective, famciclovir should be started as soon as possible after the diagnosis of a herpes infection.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with the use of famciclovir are:

Other important side effects which are serious, but rare, include

Cases of kidney failure have been reported when higher than recommended doses of famciclovir were administered to patients with underlying kidney problems.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 125, 250, and 500 mg STORAGE: Famciclovir should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2015

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