Active Ingredient: The main active component of the medication is Famciclovir, which is a diacetyl 6-deoxy prodrug analog of the antiviral agent penciclovir. It in vivo is converted to penciclovir triphosphate, which is active against the Herpes viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and 2 and varicella-zoster. It helps to inhibit the replication of viral DNA by interfering competitively with DNA polymerase. It is a nucleoside analogue and antiviral agent used in therapy of herpes zoster and simplex virus infections.
Indications: Famciclovir composed medicine Famvir is used to treat infections caused by certain types of viruses. It treats shingles caused by herpes zoster. It also treats outbreaks of herpes simplex that cause cold sores around the mouth, sores around the anus, and genital herpes. In people with frequent outbreaks of genital herpes, this medication is used to help reduce the number of future episodes.
It is an antiviral drug. It decreases the severity, length of these outbreaks and helps the sores heal faster, keeps new sores from forming, and decreases pain/itching. It may also help reduce how long pain remains after the sores heal. Additionally, in people with a weakened immune system, this medicine can decrease the risk of the virus spreading to other parts of the body and causing serious infections.
Action Mechanism: This drug belongs to a class of drugs called antivirals. Famvir works by making viruses less active in your body. It works against herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2. These viruses cause oral or genital herpes. It also works against herpes zoster, the virus that causes shingles.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 25 mg: It is to be taken with or without food, usually 2 to 3 times a day or as directed by the doctor
Note: There is no cure for herpes and this medication will not prevent you from developing symptoms in the future.
What is Famvir?
Famvir (famciclovir) is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Famciclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the symptoms of the infections.
What is Famvir used for?
Famvir is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles.
How Famvir works?
Antivirals work by making viruses less active in your body. Famciclovir works against herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2). These viruses cause oral or genital herpes. Famciclovir also works against herpes zoster, the virus that causes shingles.
Will Famvir interact with other medications?
Famvir oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
How to take Famvir?
Famciclovir is used for short-term treatment of oral or genital herpes, and shingles. It’s used for long-term treatment of genital herpes. This drug comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.