Famvir - Uses & Side Effects
Generic name: Famciclovir
Famvir is a prescription oral antiviral medication that is indicated for the treatment of recurrent genital herpes. Famvir is indicated for the suppression of recurrent genital herpes. Famvir is indicated for the recurrent herpes simplex virus infections (genital herpes and cold sores) in HIV-infected patients.
Uses of Famvir
Side Effects of Famvir
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Famvir. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Famvir:
Drug Interaction :- If Famvir is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Famvir with probenecid (Benemid), a drug used to treat gout (a type of arthritis).
A famciclovir overdose has no known symptoms, but an overdose of acyclovir (Zovirax), which is a similar drug, may cause seizures, hallucinations, and kidney damage (decreased urine production).
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