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Famvir (Famciclovir)

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Famvir is an anti-viral medication which after transformation in human organism turns into penciclovir which is active against such viruses as Herpes simplex (types I and II), Varicella zoster, and the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). 

Generic Famvir (Famciclovir)

Common use
Famvir is an anti-viral medication which after transformation in human organism turns into penciclovir which is active against such viruses as Herpes simplex (types I and II), Varicella zoster, and the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Penciclovir penetrates into the cells infected by virus where being subjected to treatment by viral ferments it turns into penciclovir-triphosphate which inhibits replication of viral DNA. The medication has not effect on the non-infected cells. Famvir is active against certain strains of Herpes simplex with changed DNA polymerase which are resistant to Acyclovir (Zovirax). Famvir is administered to treat infections caused by Herpes simplex (types I and II): primal infection, aggravation of the chronic infection, prevention, shingles or chickenpox (Varicella zoster), postherpetic neuralgia, recurrent genital herpes.

Dosage and directions
Take Famvir with or without food. Take each dose with a glass of water. The recommended dose for treatment of recurrent genital herpes is 1,000 mg twice daily during one day. Recurrent cold sores should be treated by 1,500 mg taken as a single dose. To suppress recurrent genital herpes take 250 mg twice daily during 1 year. Treatment of shingles require 500 mg every eight hours for a week. In HIV-infected patients for treatment of cold sores and genital herpes 500 mg of Famvir is taken twice daily for 5-10 days. Do not take Famvir in larger amounts. Follow all recommendations of your doctor.

Missed dose
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.

Overdose
symptoms of Famvir overdose are unknown. If recommendations for treatment of the patients with kidney failure are not observed, acute kidney failure is possible. Seek for immediate medical attention if overdose is suspected.

Storage
Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.

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Zovirax (Acyclovir)

Zovirax (Acyclovir)

Common use
Zovirax is an antiviral medication which used to treat herpes infections of the skin, lip, and genitals; herpes zoster; and chickenpox. Zovirax stops viral replication, but it does not work in treating certain virus infections, such as the common cold.

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