What is Famvir (Famciclovir) used for?
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Famvir (Famciclovir) is an oral antiviral medication prescribed to prevent outbreaks of genital herpes or to treat shingles. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of virus cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection naturally. It should be noted that even though this treatment can only prevent outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes .These infections will not be destroyed and may return or be transmitted to others. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Famvir (Famciclovir)?
Famvir (Famciclovir) is normally taken two to three times daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on your symptoms and your current health condition. Swallow these doses with a full glass of water. Never alter the form of the tablets by crushing, chewing, or splitting them as this can destroy or change the effects of the contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Famvir (Famciclovir)?
Famvir (Famciclovir) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Tell your physician if any of these symptoms become more severe or if serious side effects appear including severe weakness, swelling, unusual weight gain, or decreased urination. These may require emergency medical attention or changes to your dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Famvir (Famciclovir). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.