Generic Famvir Tablets for Treatment of Shingles Genital Herpes and Cold Sores

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Generic Famvir Tablets (Virovir) is used for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), acute treatment of first episode and recurrences of genital herpes infections, and for the suppression of recurrent genital herpes. Generic Famvir is also used for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores). Generic Famvir (Virovir Tablets) is also used to treat immunocompromised patients with herpes zoster or herpes simplex infections.

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Generic Famvir Tablets for Treatment of Shingles Genital Herpes and Cold Sores

  1. 1. Generic Famvir Tablets Generic Famvir Tablets (Virovir) is used for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), acute treatment of first episode and recurrences of genital herpes infections, and for the suppression of recurrent genital herpes. Generic Famvir is also used for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores). Generic Famvir (Virovir Tablets) is also used to treat immunocompromised patients with herpes zoster or herpes simplex infections. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Generic Famvir Tablets Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Generic Famvir Tablets Active Ingredient The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Generic Famvir Tablets is Famciclovir. Each 250 mg Generic Famvir tablet contains 250 mg of Famciclovir . © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Generic Famvir Tablets Recommended Dosage Herpes Zoster Infections In Immunocompetent Adults: 250 mg three times a day or 500 mg twice a day or 750 mg once a day for seven days for the treatment of the acute phase of herpes zoster. 500 mg three times a day for seven days for the treatment of ophthalmic zoster. Treatment yields better results if initiated as soon as possible after rash onset. For those at risk of Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), 250- 500 mg three times a day for seven days, taken during the acute phase of the disease, to decrease the duration and incidence of PHN. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Generic Famvir Tablets Recommended Dosage Herpes Zoster Infections In Immunocompromised Adults 500 mg three times daily for ten days. Initiation of treatment is recommended as soon as possible after rash onset. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Generic Famvir Tablets Recommended Dosage Herpes Simplex Infections In Immunocompetent Adults: First episode of genital herpes: 250 mg three times daily for five days. Initiation of treatment is recommended as soon as possible after onset of lesions. Recurrent genital herpes: 1000 mg twice daily for one day or 125 mg twice daily for five days. Initiation of treatment is recommended during the prodromal period or as soon as possible after onset of lesions. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Generic Famvir Tablets Recommended Dosage Recurrent Herpes Labialis (Cold Sores): 1500 mg as a single dose for one day. Initiation of treatment is recommended at the earliest sign or symptom of a cold sore (e.g. tingling, itching or burning) Herpes Simplex Infections In Immunocompromised Adults: 500 mg twice daily for seven days. Initiation of treatment is recommended as soon as possible after rash onset. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Generic Famvir Tablets Recommended Dosage Suppression Of Recurrent Genital Herpes Infections: 250 mg twice daily. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the disease. Therapy should be re-evaluated after 12 months in order to observe possible changes in the natural history of the disease. A dose of 500 mg twice a day has been shown to be efficacious in HIV patients. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Generic Famvir Tablets Contraindications Generic Famvir (Virovir Tablets) is contraindicated in patients with the following conditions: ➔Hypersensitivity to Famciclovir, or any inactive component of this medication. ➔Hypersensitivity to Penciclovir, the active metabolite of Famciclovir © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Generic Famvir Tablets Side Effects of Generic Famvir The common side effects of Generic Famvir include Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, Abnormal liver function tests, Rash, Pruritus. Uncommon side effects include Confusion (predominantly in the elderly), Somnolence (predominantly in the elderly), Angioedema (e.g. face edema, eyelid edema, periorbital edema, pharyngeal edema) and Urticaria. Rare side effects include Thrombocytopenia, Hallucinations and Cholestatic jaundice. Cases of serious skin reactions such as Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis have been reported from post-marketing experience with Famvir Tablets (Famciclovir) via spontaneous case reports. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Generic Famvir Tablets Warnings And Precautions ➔Special attention should be paid to patients with impaired renal function and dosage adjustment is necessary ➔Patients should be advised to avoid intercourse when symptoms are present even if treatment with an antiviral has been initiated. ➔ Probenecid and other drugs that affect renal physiology could affect plasma levels of penciclovir (active metabolite of famciclovir) ➔Generic Famvir should not be used during pregnancy unless the potential benefits are considered to outweigh the potential risks associated with treatment. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  12. 12. Generic Famvir Tablets Overdose Treatment In case of Generic Famvir (Famciclovir) overdose appropriate symptomatic and supportive therapy should be given. Penciclovir (the active metabolite of Famciclovir) is removed by hemodialysis. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  13. 13. Generic Famvir Tablets Virovir Tablets manufactured by FDC Ltd., India. For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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