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FAMVIR 250 mg film-coated tablet Taken orally.
Each film-coated tablet contains 250 mg famciclovir.
Hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, titanium dioxide (E171), polyethylene glycol 4000, polyethylene glycol 6000.
What is FAMVIR and what is it used for?
FAMVIR tablets are white, round, biconvex with curved edges, film coated tablets with "FV" on one side and "250" on the other side. Each film-coated tablet contains 250 mg famciclovir.
FAMVIR is presented in blister packages containing 21 film-coated tablets.
FAMVIR is an antiviral drug used in the treatment of many viral infections described below. It stops the reproduction of the infected virus. Since the virus reproduces very early in the infection, the best result will be obtained by starting FAMVIR as soon as possible after the first symptoms appear.
FAMVIR is used in the treatment of herpes zoster (Shingles). Herpes zoster is an infection caused by a virus called Varicella zoster (the same virus that causes chickenpox). FAMVIR stops the virus from spreading throughout the body, so recovery occurs faster. Same
It also reduces the pain that can sometimes occur after the blisters and rash have healed.
FAMVIR is also used in the treatment of acute (newer) and recurrent genital (reproductive) herpes and in the suppression of recurrent genital herpes infections in adults. Genital herpes is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2 and normally spread by sexual contact. It causes blisters and burning or itching in the genital organs that can be painful. People who have frequent genital herpes infections can use FAMVIR to help stop these attacks.
Although FAMVIR does not cure viral infection, it helps shorten the duration of symptoms and allows the infection to heal faster.
Using FAMVIR will not prevent you from transmitting the herpes virus to others.
If you have questions about how FAMVIR works or why it has been prescribed for you, consult your doctor.
3. How to use FAMVIR?
Instructions for proper use and dose / frequency of administration
• Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
• The daily dose and duration of treatment will depend on the type of viral infection you have. Your doctor will give you the correct dosage. If you have any questions, you can consult your doctor or pharmacist.
• In order to achieve the best results in the treatment of herpes zoster, herpes labialis and genital herpes, the drug should be started as soon as possible after the first signs and symptoms appear.
• If you have kidney problems, your doctor may decide to give you a low dose of FAMVIR. Tell your doctor if you have or have had kidney problems.
Patients with normal immune systems Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
There are different doses recommended for the treatment of the stage of herpes zoster in which the rash and blisters appear. Your doctor will tell you how much FAMVIR you should take.
The recommended dose is 500 mg three times a day for seven days. This regimen reduces the duration of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) (severe pain that occurs after herpes zoster lesions have healed).
The recommended dose may also be 250 mg three times a day or 500 mg twice a day or 750 mg once daily for seven days.
First episode of genital herpes
The recommended dose for the first occurrence of genital herpes is 250 mg three times a day for 5 days. Episodic (periodic) treatment of recurrent genital herpes
In case of recurrence of genital herpes, the dose is 1000 mg twice a day for a day or 125 mg twice a day for 5 days.
Suppression of regenerated genital herpes
To suppress genital herpes, you should take 250 mg twice a day. Your doctor will tell you how long to continue taking the tablets.
Patients with a weakened immune system
Herpes zoster (shingles)
The recommended dose is 500 mg 3 times a day for 10 days. Genital herpes
Episodic (periodic) treatment of recurrent genital herpes
The recommended dose for recurrent episodes of genital herpes in patients with weakened immune system defenses is 500 mg tablets twice a day for 7 days.
Suppression of recurrent genital herpes
The dose can be increased to 500 mg 2 times a day. Your doctor will tell you how long to continue taking the tablets.
Application route and method
• Take the first dose as soon as possible after the early signs and symptoms (blisters, burning and pain) appear. Always take FAMVIR in accordance with the instructions given to you by your doctor.
• Swallow each tablet with a glass of water.
• FAMVIR can be taken with or without food.