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.