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Composition : Famciclovir 250mg
Manufacturer : Cipla Limited
Packing : Pack of 10 Tablets
WHAT IS FAMCICLOVIR ?
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.
Famciclovir is used in treatment of recurrent viral infections such as cold sores/fever blisters due to Herpes labialis (infection on lips caused by the herpes simplex virus), genital herpes (herpes virus infection that causes sores to and around the genitals and rectum), and shingles (herpes zoster or ophthalmic zoster) in healthy (immunocompetent) adults. Famciclovir is also used in HIV-infected and immune compromised adults for treatment of recurrent episodes of orolabial (infection of the mouth area caused by the herpes simplex virus) or genital herpes.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using famciclovir and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
urinating less than usual or not at all;
weakness, confusion, increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; or
swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath.
Less serious side effects may include:
nausea, gas, stomach pain; diarrhea, headache, tired feeling;
dizziness, sleepiness; mild itching or skin rash; or numbness or tingly feeling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).