Famvir is a prescription medication that is used to treat cold sores, shingles, genital herpes and other conditions that have been caused by the herpes virus. Famvir is an antiviral drug that contains famciclovir. Famciclovir works by slowing down the growth and spread of the herpes virus. This medication does not cure herpes but can lessen the symptoms.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Famvir include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of famciclovir.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Famvir?
If you miss a dose of Famvir, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Famvir?
Famvir and the generic alternative famciclovir are both available in 250mg and 500mg strengths. Only the brand name Famvir is available at 125mg.