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Famvir Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is famciclovir (Famvir)?
- What are the possible side effects of famciclovir (Famvir)?
- What is the most important information I should know about famciclovir (Famvir)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking famciclovir (Famvir)?
- How should I take famciclovir (Famvir)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Famvir)?
- What happens if I overdose (Famvir)?
- What should I avoid while taking famciclovir (Famvir)?
- What other drugs will affect famciclovir (Famvir)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Famvir)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Famvir)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking famciclovir (Famvir)?
Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with famciclovir. Avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes. Wash your hands frequently to prevent passing the infection to others.
Famciclovir will not prevent the spread of genital herpes. Avoid sexual intercourse or use a latex condom to prevent spreading the virus to others.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect famciclovir (Famvir)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- probenecid (Benemid); or
- other medications you use to treat herpes outbreaks, such as acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex), and others.
There may be other drugs that can interact with famciclovir. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about famciclovir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Famvir Information
- Famvir Drug Interactions Center: famciclovir oral
- Famvir Side Effects Center
- Famvir Overview including Precautions
- Famvir FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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