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Famciclovir (Famvir) - Summary

Famciclovir, marketed under the brand name Famvir, is a medication used in the treatment of different types of herpes infections. People who need a famciclovir prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider in the area who can prescribe generic Famvir when appropriate to do so.

What Is Famciclovir Used For?

Famciclovir, like acyclovir and valacyclovir, belongs to a class of medications known as antiviral medications. Famciclovir itself is the diacetyl 6-deoxy analog prodrug of another drug - penciclovir - and has been found to work against herpes simplex viruses. Specifically, metabolites of famciclovir work intracellularly and block the activities of DNA polymerase enzymes, thereby interfering with viral duplication. As a result, Famvir has been used for treating certain cases of cold sores and genital herpes in specific people but is usually not used in children, people with their first episode of genital herpes, people with eye symptoms, and certain other patients.

Famciclovir - Dosage and Price

As Famvir, famciclovir is available as Famvir 125 mg tablets, Famvir 250 mg tablets, and Famvir 500 mg tablets. Famvir can be taken with food if desired. The dosing of famciclovir depends on the judgement of the medical provider and the specific health needs of the patient. Famvir dosing can range from famciclovir 250 mg tablets twice daily to famciclovir 1500 mg once, depending on the reason it is being used. Famciclovir is not detectable in the plasma in any meaningful way as it undergoes rapid metabolism as soon as it is administered. The plasma elimination half life of famciclovir is estimated to be under five hours. Famciclovir metabolites are mostly eliminated in the urine although almost none of the prodrug will be detectable. Famciclovir is moderately affordable, costing under $1 per famciclovir 500 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. To help with the cost, famciclovir coupons can sometimes be found online or through the manufacturer. Some insurance plans will also cover costs related to a Famvir prescription but it depends on the insurance benefits.

Can I Buy Famciclovir Online?

Famvir is a prescription medication in the United States, making famciclovir OTC unavailable at pharmacies. Because of these restrictions, it is not generally possible to buy famciclovir online as the first step is consulting with a licensed medical provider. People who need a famciclovir prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe medications like Famvir generic or famciclovir 500 mg tablets when appropriate to do so.

Famciclovir - Side Effects

Famciclovir can cause a number of side effects, and people interested in using Famvir should discuss concerns with a licensed medical provider and pharmacist before using the medication. Side effects that can result from famciclovir use include nausea, headache, diarrhea, flatulence, itching rash and fatigue. Famciclovir should generally not be used by people with kidney disease. Famvir can interact with other medications and care should be taken when used with other drugs. Famciclovir and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to famciclovir, Famvir, or similar medications should not use famciclovir.

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Last updated November 14, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.