Famvir is an antiviral drug used to treat symptoms caused by viral herpes. Famvir can treat cold sores, genital herpes, chickenpox, and shingles. Famciclovir is the generic form of this drug. This medication works by stopping the spread of the virus within the body, lowering the chance of spreading the virus to others.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Famvir include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Famvir:
Can this drug protect against passing herpes to others?
This drug does not protect against the spread of genital herpes. You may spread genital herpes even if you are not having an outbreak. It is important to practice safe sex with a condom or barrier method to prevent spreading this virus to others.