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Famciclovir - Summary

Famciclovir, previously 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 famciclovir medication, including generic famciclovir 500 mg tablets, when appropriate to do so.

What Is Famciclovir Used For?

Famciclovir, like acyclovir (Zovirax) and valacyclovir (Valtrex), 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, famciclovir prescription medication 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

Famciclovir prescription medication is available as famciclovir 125 mg tablets, famciclovir 250 mg tablets, and famciclovir 500 mg tablets. Famciclovir tablets 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. Famciclovir 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 famciclovir prescription but it depends on the insurance benefits.

Can I Buy Famciclovir Online?

Famciclovir 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 famciclovir medications such as generic famciclovir 500 mg tablets when appropriate to do so.

Famciclovir - Side Effects

Famciclovir prescription tablets can cause a number of side effects, and people interested in using famciclovir medication should discuss concerns with a licensed medical provider and pharmacist before using the medication. Side effects that can result from famciclovir medication use include nausea, headache, diarrhea, flatulence, itching rash and fatigue although famciclovir tablets are typically tolerated well. Famciclovir should generally not be used by people with kidney disease. Famciclovir 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 or similar medications should not use famciclovir prescription medication.

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Last updated June 16, 2021. 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. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.